Saturday, August 16, 2008

The 1st week of school!

I've been getting a little grief over not having posted the 1st day of school photos. :)

I wanted to post about the 1st week of school all at one time. So here it is...

Chandler's 1st day of Kindergarten. August 11, 2008.

We took Chandler to the gym to wait for class to start. She was a little overwhelmed by all of the kids (grades k-5) in the gym. To be honest, I was too!
On of the kids from church ran up to Chandler and said hi. That helped a little. :) Abby is in 2nd grade, but Chandler was still glad to see a familiar face.

Chandler and Abby

Waiting with all of the other kindergarten students

When the kindergarten students were dismissed from the gym, we walked Chandler to her class. She found her supply cubby, the hook for the backpack, and her seat.

At her "blue table seat" as she called it.

She got a little emotional when she realized that we would be leaving her soon, but her teacher came over and talked to her about a paper they would be working on. She perked right up and went to work writing her name.
In true Chandler style, she looked up at me and said, "Ok Mom. You can go home now."

I gave her a quick hug. Riley gave her a kiss. Brandon hugged her and we left.

When we picked her up that afternoon she jumped in the car like everything was "old hat" and we headed home. We had to pretty much drag information out of her. She finished her paper. When to "blocks" then to "housekeeping". They had lunch... she only ate her sandwich and drank her juice box. She ran out of time. :) The went outside. They laid their heads on their tables for a little while to rest. Then it was time to come home.
Brandon wanted to know why they didn't learn anything on the 1st day of school! :)

The rest of the week was much of the same.

Apparently she has had a few "behavior warnings" this week.

On Wednesday she had to move her "clip" to the bottom of the happy face because she said, "I can't see" to her teacher (all of this is according to Chandler). Being on the bottom of the happy face is still a happy face, but it's like a warning before having to move to the "so-so face".

On Thursday she moved to the bottom of the happy face because she, "bonked the new boy, Tito, on the hand."

On Friday she moved to the bottom of the happy face because some kids "ran on the playground". I think they were supposed to line up and instead they ran outside.

**Next week they are working on colors and introducing the letters a-e.**
Brandon will be glad she is finally going to be learning something. :)

4 comments:

kristy.lynn said...

jen.. i'm soo glad chan had a good first week. i know it makes it a little easier to let go (a little) :)

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Such independence! You did great, Mom...I think I might have been a mess. Glad to hear she is adjusting well!

Jaime Lynn Barks said...

I cannot believe that she started kindergarten! In my mind she is still two :)

Jenn said...

Jen, I very much appreciated your comment this morning!! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to talk to you after church, but I found out that Hugh Hale has been talking for me to get more involved, so I may get to see you more often! And BTW... the choir sounded incredible yesterday!! It was wonderful!