Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Day of 1st Grade

Gordon was a bit apprehensive about going to school. I was surprised by him. I guess someone made fun of the way he talks. He struggles with saying his "R's" which I guess is developmental until after 3rd grade. When he says his name it often sounds like "Golden". He has started saying, "I can't say my name." when people ask him his name. This makes me sad. I love the way everything Gordon says sounds like a little song. He is a good kid.

When Gordon got off the bus, he ran up and gave me a big hug. He said, "Mom. Did you miss me so much?" I told him that I did and I asked him if he missed me. Gordon said, "Not a whole bunch, but I did miss you a little.

Gordon was upset to not have any homework tonight. He said that he is trying to make friends with a boy named Kai. He said that he couldn't sit by Alex any more because they talked to each other too much. (We have some great friends in West Valley and one of them is named Alex. Now Gordon is excited to meet anyone named Alex.)

Gordon's class got to read "The Kissing Hand" in class and they made a puppet of a raccoon. It was so cute to see Gordon's. He colored it like a rainbow. Gordon said that everyone in the class got a cookie shaped like a hand with "a chocolate chip" in it. I told him that it was probably a Hershey's kiss, to match the story. Gordon was amazed that there is such a thing as a chocolate kiss.

Gordon asked me, "Can I have school lunch on pancake day?" He is loving eating lunch at school. His teacher is Mrs. Provost and she is very nice.


MDawg said...

That reminds me of last year when Gordon and Alex couldn't sit by each other because they talked too much. I guess Alex's are chatty!

mommaquincy said...

It sounds like he had a good day!

Linda said...

Melissa, I was just looking at pictures of Alex and Gordon holding hands as they ran to the Kindergarten door. So cute!