Just wanted to say that we're still adjusting to our new schedules. Alex had a few days of tears her first week back (it's now their 3rd week) but now is looking forward to going to school most days. She's met some new friends and really likes her two teachers. Here's a quick pic. the teacher sent me of some work she and a friend were doing on the hundreds board. She really enjoys the independence that Montessori allows with the biggest being that she can go to the bathroom whenever without waiting for a scheduled time, etc. and that she can fix her own drink/snack whenever she wants (that's actually more freedom than I have as a teacher). I suppose at 5 or 35 years old- those are the biggies :)
She also really likes that in the afternoons there are only about 8 kindergarteners and they get to do all the "big kids" work.....plus it's their choice. I think her new school is a good fit for her.
Hope everyone else's first week or so back has been a good one as well.