Tuesday, August 23, 2011

First Day of 3rd Grade

Mia entered 3rd grade today. Her teacher is Mrs. Blazzard. She happens to be related to the people Seth works for.

Mia was probably most excited of all the kids about school this morning. She didn't complain at all about having to get ready for school. She had met her teacher previously and loved her. I let Mia choose her first day of school clothes and she fell in love with these pink shoes. I don't think you can really understand how great these shoes are. They sparkle but she can run in them. It is the perfect combination for Mia. She is wearing a pair of pants with a horse embroidered on the side, which is perfect for our location.

Once I got Jared out the door and on the bus, I worked in earnest on Mia and Gordon. They hustled and we got out to the bus stop at 7:22, with a little time to spare. They are doing road construction so we weren't really surprised when the bus was running late. After a few minutes I said, "Oh man. We are an hour early. You don't get on the bus until 8:22." We went back inside and I let Mia and Gordon use the computer - something we really don't do in the mornings before school.

Mia commented at dinner that she wasn't really very happy with school this year. I asked her why and she said that it was because they hadn't done any worksheets. She had a little homework - a word search with the names of all the kids in her class. She said that she helped her teacher during the first recess and then played with Molly during lunch recess. I am glad that she found someone to play with.

It was a pretty good day for her even if she didn't have any worksheets to do. She was excited because she gets to bring a memory bag to school tomorrow and tell the class about herself. She pulled out some photos of friends and said, "These are the only real memories. The rest are current.


MDawg said...

Who knew a kid would like worksheets so much!? I had seen those first day of school signs somewhere and had thought about printing them. But I never did. They are a cute idea!

mommaquincy said...

She looked great! I'm sure that there will be worksheets in her future!