First day of 5th grade for Ryan was…interesting. He is currently attending Pleasant Valley Intermediate school. However, days before school opened for the new school year, the building was closed because of mold. That’s right…CLOSED. They cancelled the first few days of school and then setup a plan for students to attend classes at Pleasant Valley Elementary school building instead (2 days for Intermediate students/teachers…2 days for elementary). Despite the weird feeling of going backwards to his younger school, Ryan was actually looking forward to it because he loved that building.
So today was the 1st day of 5th grade at the PVE building. It was chaotic, parents didn’t know what to do. But he walked in tall and proud. Getting out of bed was simple and the morning routine was easy (not something that usually happens). He got a ride to school in KITT and then was picked up in Optimus!
The most intriguing part of the day was when he told us a classmate from 1st grade named Michael Castro was in some of his classes. This is a kid that has issues, and even threatened to kill Ryan at one point. We had tons of meetings with teachers of the years regarding this kid and keeping the 2 apart. We were told it would never be an issue. And yet, here we are. 2 kids with a shaky past in the same room once again.
Ania was very upset, so was I. But Ryan…WOW…what an adult approach he had. Basically saying he doesn’t want to change classes and that it isn’t fair for Michael to be punished for something he did years ago. He said he is still concerned about michael but so far (1st day back) it’s ok. So he wants to test things out and wants to see how it goes.
WOW!! What a grown up thing to say. You could tell it bothers him, but he’s willing to stick it out and see where this path will lead. Way to go dude. So proud of you for being the bigger person.
Sooo….of to a good start with 5th grade! Let’s see how this goes! 🙂