Ahh, the first day of school has arrived and gone. I have a first grader in my hands now. New building, new room, new teacher, new and old friends. He has been signed up for the after school program, chess and hip hop.
We also had a sad little girl who wishes she was going to school as well. We thought she was going to have a hard time letting him go, but she was a trooper. No tears. One more year and she will be off to pre-school. I’m excited for her.
I’m hoping a smooth year. Only 169 days left. 😛
Diego drew this wonderful picture at school today:
By far my favorite one yet. I love the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower and the Bean. The Statue has boobs (I think) and the Bean has the city’s reflection with people under and around it. Someone suggested to frame it. I think I will.
Diego sent his first email to his teacher today. He had to type his four spelling words three times each and email it to his teacher.
And he got his first email back to him. His teacher reply what a good job he did. He was very proud of himself.
My favorite month of the year is here!!! Why do I love thee, let me count the ways: fall is here, Halloween, my birthday, weather is so nice and crisp, did I mention my birthday, the leaves are turning colors, etc.
Not much happened in September. Diego started school and I think there are a lot of learning pains for him. And for us as well because new experiences for him mean new parental learning for us. The hard part is knowing that there is a school Diego and a home Diego. And we are trying to get both Diegos to be the one and the same. We are working on it.
Anyhoo, enjoy October. Laters!
We how have a brand spankin’ new kindergardener!!!
We walked him to his school this morning. The playground was packed with kids and parents. It was so packed that the kids couldn’t even really play and meet up with their friends. We got there at 8:45 so the teachers were already out there looking for their kids. Our class finally got together and we all marched to the building and into the classroom.
The first thing in order was finding their name in their cubbies. Then they had to go find their name on the table where they will be sitting.
Not a problem for Diego. He knew one kid from his table since he was in the other pre-k class from last year. Otherwise, the other four kids were new to him.
I have to confess: I did cry. The funny thing is that I didn’t even feel like crying at all. It happened when his teacher said it was time for the parents to go home. Diego got up from his chair and gave us a big hug. That is when I lost it. I am such a sap. 😛
When I picked him up from afterschool care, he was very happy. He seemed to have had a great day. He was full of information and easily shared. Unlike last year which it felt like pulling teeth for him to tell us. I hope that continues for the rest of the year.
And as for Mia, she started crying when we all left. I felt so bad for her. She is going to miss her big brother for sure.
To see more of his morning, click on the bulletin board:
From Pre-K!!! I can’t believe it has been 9 months since he started Pre-K and now he is moving on to KINDERGARDEN. He had so much fun. We love Mrs. Brown. She rocks room 105.
Today, Diego’s class did their end of the year celebration. They did a play “The Very Busy Spider” and the kids moving on to kinder were presented with certificates.
The play was super-duper adorable!!! There were 10 kids moving to kinder so they had all the speaking parts. The rest of the class were the band.
I really need to upload the video of the play but it’s about 20 min long. Diego was the owl. He “flew” into the area while hooting at the same time. He said his first line, sang the Itsy Bitsy Spider (although, he says it Ipsy Bipsy Spider) and then he said his last line. I got all teary eyed. I was so proud of him. *sigh*
The kids did really, really well. Mrs. Brown narrated the story and cued the kids. I was very, very impressed. Even the insect band was so cute and adorable.
Once the play was over, the future Kindergardeners went outside the room to get ready. They had made graduation caps which is what they were wearing when they came back into the room. Mrs. Brown made a speech and then presented everyone with their certificates. It was just really, really sweet.
Once the presentation was over, we headed to the cafe and had some food. All the kids had so much fun. What a wonderful way to end the school year.
If you want to see the rest of the pictures, just click on the sun. Enjoy!
Diego had his first theater experience and he enjoyed it. The Pre-K classrooms at his school had a musical: Goldilocks and the Three Bears. He was the Papa Bear and his line was “Who has been sitting and wiggling in my great big chair?” He was just so adorable! He was very determined to say his line just right and he did.
There were three classrooms participating and just the kids who are going to kindergarden had the speaking parts. And to be fair, there were three kids for each line in the play.
I think I see a future movie star. 🙂
Diego had his first school pictures taken last week. They are not too shabby but I did contemplate getting him to retake them but Eric talked me out of it. I am ordering pose 2 (the one on the right hand side). I am sure one day he’ll look back and tell me why the heck I didn’t let him retake the picture. 😛