Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Start of Sunday School

Erin & I both started Sunday School a few weeks ago. This year it has been hard for us since last year she was going to the school that I've been teaching for the last 18 years. I cried all the way to work that first Sunday morning. I have always been excited that Erin would be with me on Sundays through 3rd grade. However, this past summer David & I made the hard decision that this wouldn't be right for Erin. As much as we all wanted her with me, she needs to go to school along with the children with whom she will be celebrating her bat mitzvah.
While each school has the same curriculum, we use different textbooks. To be honest, at my school, she would have been using more advanced books than her school uses right from the beginning. While this sounds great, she would have been bored to pieces going into the 3rd grade / keetah aleph class. That said, she has her daddy taking her to school on Sundays. And, thankfully, she really loves it. She has children in her class that she's known she was 2 years old. I have a feeling they're going to give Miss Debbie a run for her money!
My class has 15 children which is pretty small for me. I'm excited as always. I've been at the same synagogue for so long that I can remember when many of my students were born because I've had their older brothers &/or sisters! I love the curriculum I'm using. The books are great, & the projects that we do are lots of fun. I guess it's a good thing since I'll only have off 8 or 9 Sundays this year!


Vivian M said...

I am so glad you got to work with the curruculum you love! And I think you made the right choice for Erin.
Mazel Tov on the start of a new school year!

Life with JJ, Starr and Spice said...

Mazel Tov from the Starr and Spice team as well. It should be a wonderful year for both of you ladies ;-)

Candy said...

I'm glad Sundy School is going well for both you and Erin.

Sandra said...

It sounds to me you made the right decision. On top o that, you get to work with a curriculum you believe in!!

Michelle said...

You can totally come to the farm for apples and blueberry doughnuts...but I want to go out with you and Lori...she totally cracks me up...especially the baby in the bidet. I laughed so hard with that one!

BTW, Good Luck for a great school year for you and Erin.