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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

1st Day of School

Well finally it's our turn-- it seems like everyone else has been posting their back to school photos for weeks. I guess we just got a longer summer. :) Brian started the 1st grade on Tuesday, September 2nd. He was very excited and had no problems getting on the bus and going off to his first day of school all by himself. We are trying out sack lunches since school lunches are $2.40 this year. He was so proud to carry his lunch box-- he wouldn't let me put it in his backpack, he had to carry it. Silly kid!

All ready to go:

At the bus stop:

Getting on the bus:

Waving bye!:

After school he rode the bus home too. He was the first one off the bus and he had a big smile on his face so I guess he made it through okay. I asked him how it was and he said, "Good!" Boys are so descriptive!! I finally got out of him that, "The first day of school got me excited!" and "We had PE." I asked him if he made some friends and he said, "Yes. One." When I asked him about his friend he said, "He had a shirt." Well, I 'm so glad to know that he had clothes on. After a little more probing I also found that he had "Speedracer" on his backpack and that he was in his class and sat by him on the bus. You have to be a super-sleuth to get any info out of him!
At school Brian got this notebook thing that he has to take to school with him everyday. It has a calendar in it like a daily planner. I'm not sure what it's purpose is yet and of course he can't/won't tell me. He writes things in it like, "Today was sunny," or "Today was sunny and hot." Today I asked him what he was supposed to write in it. He looked at me like I was crazy. When I continued to ask him about it he finally told me it was a, "Magenta." Magenta?? I kept asking him over and over, "What's a Magenta?" and he would just shrug and say, "It's a Magenta." I don't know how but something clicked in my brain and I said, "Oh, do you mean AGENDA?" He smiled and said, "Oh yeah! It's an agenda." :)


Meagan said...

Glad he's excited and having fun. They grow up so fast. Do the boys wait at the window for him to come home?

Suzie-Q said...

I am also glad to know that your son is having a good time at school wher they wear clothes. he he he
Have you met his teacher? if so is she/he nice? I am glad that you got him in to a good school.
His packback looks almost as big as him, what does he have on his?
Caleb will start on Monday he is very excited.

The Reay Family said...

What a big boy! The first day of school for the kids ws crazy. I ask Ben everyday what he has done in school and his only answer is: "I don't know. I forgot." Well, it was the same for the first two years of school. Only now will Sam give me a full account of what is going on and report on what he knows to be happening with Ben. I guess the other kids in Ben's class will go to Sam and tell Sam when Ben has got hurt or hurt someone. Once again, best of luck for the new school year.

Heather said...

Stefanie has one of those planners too. I love it! It is an easy place for teacher's to leave notes and for kids to write down their assignments and/or spelling words for the week. We have to initial ours every night saying that we looked at it and that our child read. I think the non-descriptive thing must just be a general rule when it comes to kids. WHenever I would ask Stefanie how school was she would say, "fine". When I asked her what they did she would say, "you know, the same old stuff". We now have a rule that she has to tell me at least 3 good things about her works pretty well. Good luck with everything!

Becky said...

Way to go Brian! You look so big getting on that bus. Was your sack lunch good? I bet your lunch was better than the school's lunch.

kieran said...

Jody I am so glad that Brian is not chatty, Heber is the same way and I've had to talk to his teacher a lot because I'm not sure really what's going on. He only tells me bits and pieces. It could be a boy thing, but I totally understand.

Suzie-Q said...

Ok so Caleb hasn't really told me anything either now that he is back to school. I have to try to ask him all sorts of question. I am grateful that his teacher sends home a weekly newsletter so that I know something is happening.

Kaja said...

hi loveland family! this is the samples from lawton. i can't believe you're pregnant with twins! how exciting!