I think everyone was just a little excited for school today. They were all up, showering, eating breakfast, and getting dressed at 5:30 AM!
The 6th grader . . . . I was a little nervous for him today. Because, hello!, it's 6th grade and we all know what goes down in 6th grade and middle school. Anyways, it sounds like he had a good day. He made it to all his classes on time. He found people to sit with at lunch (one boy he recognized from church and another boy he met at 6th grade summer institute 2 weeks ago). He says that his math teacher is loud & sarcastic. Lunch period was too short because he didn't even get to eat his Snack Pack. He enjoyed choir where the teacher taught them proper posture for singing. But Conner took it too far, locking his knees (doh!) and says that he started to go a little blind in one eye. Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy. So glad he didn't pass out on the first day.
The 4th grader . . . .Payton loves his class, loves school, loves his friends, and thinks that his teacher is so funny. He is just so excited about school this year and it is fun to see. On the playground this morning he was able to find his friend Kai from last year -- it was a happy reunion. He's so excited that one of his rotating specials this year is the computer lab. He said that they spent 75% of the day just talking about rules and stuff. He got to help the teacher roll up a bunch of posters for the class. And he sarcastically showed over-the-moon excitement when he told us that he passed off his 0's multiplication test today. "Hello, all you do is just write 0, 0, 0, 0, 0."
The 1st grader . . . . Last night she was begging to go to school saying, "I wish school was starting today! I can't wait!" And on the playground this morning she took off, found old friends, talked to her teacher, and played on the play structure with no hesitation whatsoever.
She had to bring 2 items to share with the class and tell about what she did this summer. She chose -- a book, because we went to the library and read lots of books; and the t-shirt she made not too long ago. Today her teacher praised her for being so good in class because according to Anna, "Ya, I always sit right at my desk and I'm so good." She's excited to earn stickers on her good deeds chart. She was a little worried that she might have sat too close to one of the peanut-allergy kids during lunch. (She had a PB & honeysandwich.) She learned how to do a "first grade wave" -- a smile and a wink. This is used when the class is walking through the halls in a line and you see someone you know -- you don't wave your hand, you just smile and wink.
Is anyone else out there wearing Top Siders? They are popping up in stores everywhere (Scott has a pair, and now Anna). I tried to convince the boys that they needed top siders too but they were not impressed.