Back To School

I have a Kindergartener.

It feels like I just gave birth to him last week but somehow he is old enough to be attending school! We’ve gone through a lot of transitions as a family in the past few months and I wondered how David would adjust to the demands of a long school day in a new place.

As it turns out, he’s the most excited Kindergartener on the planet. I’ve never seen a child more proud or more enthusiastic about school. I mean, he would announce this next chapter of his educational life to everyone we saw at the grocery store, the bank, the park, or really anywhere we went.

David is attending a year-round school, which generally means 9 weeks in school, then 3 weeks out of school before you start another 9-week session. We’ve heard great things about year-round and are very open-minded to this being a good fit for our kids! I like the idea of periodic breaks throughout the year, and the city I live in has numerous opportunities with camps for kids that are “tracked out” throughout the year.

In early July we went to meet his teacher at his new school. And since it was just David and me, I thought that would be the perfect time to head over to Walmart to grab his school supplies. Walmart’s prices are so low, and it was the perfect place to stock up on all the necessities from his school supply list, as well as art supplies for me to keep at the house.

David is really into Nintendo’s Mario right now and was thrilled to find this Mario backpack + lunchbox combination on Walmart’s website. We ordered it for him as he needed a larger backpack than the one he had at preschool. If your child is into anything Mario right now, Walmart is the place to check out!

David has had two full weeks of Kindergarten so far and is currently on a little break before he tracks back in for a 9-week session. It was really an ideal schedule in terms of him getting a “teaser” of what Kindergarten is like, but still allowing him to have a few more weeks of summer!

This post is sponsored by Walmart, all opinions are my own.