Corona Virus Quarantine Day #157: Back to School: August 25, 2020:

Corona Virus Quarantine Day #157: Back to School: August 25, 2020:

If you are anything like me you are currently singing “Back to School” from Grease 2.  Never seen that?  I’m sorry for you.  It’s a classic.  Cheesy but soooo good…check it out.

Tomorrow our kids will go back to school for a half day for the first time since March 13th.

I am all kinds of emotions about it.

Real talk…I’m tired.  I’m overwhelmed.  I’m excited.  I’m nervous.  I’m uncertain.

Our youngest child is going to big boy school for the first time ever.  How is that possible?

Our oldest children are in the 5th grade?  That seems insane.

I remember how excited and nervous I’d get the night before my first day of school.  I think I felt that way all the way through my freshman year of college.  The excitement, the nerves, the uncertainty…all of it is still so fresh in my mind.

Our kids went to bed tonight and I am certain they are feeling all those things.  They mostly say they are excited.  No one admitted to being nervous but I know my kids, all of except maybe one, Fletcher, are nervous.  That kid won’t even bat an eye at walking away from us into his classroom…and that will make it a little bit harder for me.

I excited for them.  I’m glad they are going to get back to some semblance of “normal”.  I pray each night that they love school, their teachers, their experience and that above all everyone is safe.

So in the spirit of back to school I asked them their usual start of school questions.  Here are their answers:

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Name: Finley                                                 Age: 10

Grade: 5th                                                       School: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Teacher: Mrs. Pendergast                             Favorite Food: Hamburgers

Favorite Color: Red and Blue                        Favorite Book: Sports books

Favorite Music: Imagine Dragons                 Favorite Sport: Basketball

Favorite Animal: Dog                                       Favorite Subject: History

When I grow up I want to be: A professional basketball player

What are you most excited for in 5th grade: I’m most excited to start a new year and meet my teacher.

What have you missed most about school because of Covid: Playing at recess

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Name: Ellen                                                         Age: 10

Grade: 5th grade                                                  School: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Teacher: Mrs. Pendergast                                  Favorite Food: Baked Potatoes

Favorite Color: Turquoise                                  Favorite Book: Harry Potter or 39 Clue Books

Favorite Music: Taylor Swift or Hamilton       Favorite Sport: Volleyball

Favorite Animal: Giraffe or Elephant                Favorite Subject: Reading

When I grow up I want to be: A Vet

What are you most excited for in 5th grade: I’m most excited to meet my teacher.

What have you missed most about school because of Covid: I missed seeing my friends the most!

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Name: Cooper                                                          Age: 10

Grade: 5th grade                                                      School: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Teacher: Mrs. Pendergast                                      Favorite Food: Pizza

Favorite Color: Blue and Green                            Favorite Book: Hitler’s Secret, Life Boat 12

Favorite Music: Garth Brooks                       Favorite Sport: Basketball, Football or baseball

Favorite Animal: Tiger                                          Favorite Subject: History

When I grow up I want to be: A Hockey Player

What are you most excited for in 5th grade: I’m most excited to see my teachers and our friends.

What have you missed most about school because of Covid: Seeing our friends and our teachers everyday.

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Name: Fiona                                                               Age: 8

Grade: 3rd grade                                                        School: Sacred Heart

Teacher: Mrs. Novak                                                 Favorite Food: Hot Wings

Favorite Color: Rainbow or Neon                          Favorite Book: Magic Tree House Books

Favorite Music: Hamilton soundtrack                  Favorite Sport: volleyball

Favorite Animal: dog                                                Favorite Subject: PE

When I grow up I want to be: A volleyball coach at St. James and teach PE

What are you most excited for in 3rd grade: I’m most excited to meet my teacher

What have you missed most about school because of Covid: I missed playing with my friends the most!

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Name: Fletcher                                                           Age: 5

Grade: Kindergarten                                                 School: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Teacher: Mrs. Macan                                        Favorite Food: French Fries & Chicken nuggets

Favorite Color: Red                                                   Favorite Book: Spider-Man

Favorite Music: Hamilton & Don’t Touch My Truck     Favorite Sport: Football

Favorite Animal: Lion                                                        Favorite Subject: Recess

When I grow up I want to be:  Geologist because I love rocks.

What I’m most excited for in Kindergarten: Meeting our teachers

What have you missed most about school because of Covid: Mrs. Megan

#dorseyshenanigans

#celebr8awesome

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