Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Third Grader
Miss Katie Grace was stressed about going to a new school but since we will be moving in just over a month I wanted to avoid having to switch schools or having to commute to the old school for the rest of the year so we just started out at the new school. Luckily, she knew one girl who was in her class last year that was also going to this school and they were able to get them in the same class and lo and behold when she got to school she discovered lots of other kids that she knew from her old school since they had redone some of the boundaries this past year. So, phew! Crisis averted and Katie Grace had an even awesomer day than she could have imagined. She loves her teacher and the new school. The Kindergartener
Owen has been looking forward to starting school for years now, that comes with having older siblings, and so it was with much anticipation and excitement that he went to his first day of school. Unfortunately, I think his expectations were a little too high because they did not live up. He would not give me a hug when I dropped him off in the gym, I didn't think he was too old for that yet, but apparently he is. When I asked him how his day went he said, "not so good, I had to wait like over two hours for snack time!" He also doesn't know any of the kids there and so I think this made it a little harder, he told me he didn't even make any friends and his teacher kept making them give her five (they have to hold up their hands and show five fingers to quiet down). Honestly, I think he was a little disappointed that he didn't learn more. He has been chomping at the bit to learn to read and they didn't really do anything today. I think as time goes on and he makes friends and starts LEARNING things he will come to enjoy school a lot more.
All in all, I think the first days were a huge success! I felt like a weight had been lifted off of me when I got home from dropping off the kids. It was so quiet and I could think again and I'm so glad they all had a great day (for the most part).