Wednesday, August 24, 2011

First Day

I always loved the first day of school.  The smell of glue and markers and fresh crayons in the morning.  Finding out who was in my class, making new friends, doing new things.

It is no different for these two.

Best Friends

With 10 Kindergarten classes and 9 First Grade classes, this was about 1/3 of all the students in the Cafeteria for the K/1st morning assembly.  This school is HUGE!

They both went in without so much as a goodbye to their Mama and sister.  Libby asked, "Where is Melia? We need to go get her! She will be too sad and will miss us too much!"

Oh no baby girl, it is not she who will miss us, it is US who will miss her and your brother.

When we went to pick up the kids, Amelia was so tired, but had a fabulous day.  She didn't play with anyone at recess, still trying to figure out friends and where she fits - I know this because she is so much like me.  She loves her Teacher and even picked her flowers on the way home.

Seth, well, Seth had a Seth day at school.  This boy thrives on structure and routine.  Anyone who has ever had a first week of school knows that structure and routine are not what happen right away.  He is feeling pretty lousy right now, but he has a FABULOUS Teacher this year, she even called him tonight to chat with him after I shared some of my concerns with her in an email.

It is Teachers like this that will make this year so great for my kids.

How about you guys?  Have your kids started school?  What was the first day like for them?  I want to hear from everyone; public and homeschool Mamas, tell me your experiences!


tawnya said...

I thought of you last night, sitting in the gym at Bear River last night for back to school night. I'm nervous and the tears will be plentiful this morning at drop off, I'm sure! Why oh why can't we just keep them home forever, you know?

Morgan -Ing said...

We are on day three of homeschool kindergarten/preschool over here. Goodness. We're figuring out our routine and getting it all to make sense. I know it's right for our family. But yesterday I thought about 29 times, "Maybe the school 100 yards from our house wouldn't be a terrible idea...!" :) We'll get there.

Tiffany said...

Yesterday was T's first day of 1st grade. I cried, big tears. B asked what was wrong..I had to put a happy face on for him. I watched the clock all day. B drove me nuts all day, out of sorts not having "Brothy" around to help keep him entertained. I am trying to do some pre-school at home with B..he has three years of it. Don't know what I am doing. Finally got to pick up T and he said it felt like a very short day. We went and got an ice cream cone to talk about his day. He loved it! Made my day easier as I watched him dillingently do his homework without complaint. Such a good kid, I can't believe he is old enough to be away for so long. I miss you my friend! Wish we could be closer!

Tom and Juli said...

My daughter's first day of preschool was today, she was a little nervous but did fine. Once we got to the car it was her almost 2 yr old brother crying "My sister, she sit right there (pointing to her car seat), My sister!" But then he realized what one-on-one time with mommy feels like, and I think he's a fan of her going to preschool now. :)

I absolutely love your daughter's backpack, it is very cute!

Tauni said...

Back to school around here! One starting 4th the other starting 1st and going to school all day for the first time. When I asked her to sit and read with me tonight (after her second day of all day school) she said, "Mom ALL I do is school all day long can't I get a break at home?!?" I then revamped and asked if she would come snuggle me while I read her a book - that seemed to make it better! You are lucky to have 2 little ones to help fill the void with the others gone all day. I am getting mighty lonely with out my buds around to talk to!!

Valerie aka Mamalovelock said...

We are homeschoolers and we start school on Monday!! I'll come back then!! LOL