Wednesday, August 15, 2012
First Day of School!
After Paris, I had a weekend with the kids... and, then, school started mid-week at full-force! Here I am with the kids on the front porch. My babies are getting SO big! I should have done the sign everyone is doing with their kids that says what grade they are going into... especially with Autumn since it is her first year. Oh well!
Nathan and Autumn. Autumn is holding my little owl rock I got at Mobot. She loves that thing!
Back side of their school bags.
First we dropped off Autumn. I wish we had more time to spend with her, but we had to drop off Nathan, too! Here she is putting her book bag up. It was a lot easier with Autumn starting her first year then Nathan, because we are familiar with the school and the teachers. She had her teacher for vacation bible school this summer, and we saw her at t-ball (her son plays and her daughter is Autumn's age and will be in Autumn's class) and at church. Its not like it was with Nathan where we felt like we were dropping him off with a bunch of strangers! Autumn also has a little boyfriend in her class, Caleb, who she knows because his big sister is in Nathan's class.
When we left Autumn she looked like this... a little nervous, a little scared. When we peaked back in her room after we dropped off Nathan, she was doing just fine! And, she loves school!
Next we dropped off Mr. Nathan. Here he is after hanging up his backpack.
And, here he is at his desk! Nathan has homework this year! Every week he has 12 spelling words and a bible verse. Every month a special project. And, a Math sheet to fill out most days after school. He has even had a Science Test that she sent home a study guide on along with his text book. I don't remember this in 1st grade!! Man, how times have changed! We are into one month of school (this blog post is very late!) and he has made straight A's, not to brag, but I have been working with him a lot! I want to set the bar high for him now so that he wants to continue to do good.