Wednesday, December 19, 2012

First Grade!

September 6th - the day she started First Grade!

We got new clothes, got a new backpack, we're all set (and pray no flood or other natural disaster comes upon our town to keep us from going the next day).

Okay, I guess I should have expanded that wish to "No bus breaking down on the way to school," too.  We got her off on the bus driver from last year..which I was a little upset about but I guess her old one retired...all is good - Right?  We thought so.  We waited about a half hour or so before we left to meet her at school and walk her to her classroom.  We got to the school and waited..and waited...and waited.  When it got to be 8 a.m., then I was a bit nervous and wondering why she wasn't at school yet.  I thought, well, maybe since it's a new driver, and the first day, maybe he had other mom's to contend with who were sending their kids off with first day jitters.  Then it got to be 8:10 a.m.  I got more nervous.

I happened to overhear another mom state that she put her child on the bus at 6:45 a.m. (CRAZY!) and she was still waiting but heard that a bus had broke down.  I thought...what are the chances?  One of the school administrators saw a look on my face of worry/panic and asked what/who I was waiting for.  I told him my child who I dutifully sent off on the bus at 7 a.m.  He checked into what was going on and sure enough it was her bus that broke down.  They had to send another one out to pick up all the kids and finish the route.

While all of this was going on, we did take a quick trip down to her classroom so we knew where it was.  I also briefly stated to Chris, wouldn't it be funny if her "crush" from last year, Cody, was in her class?

Bus finally arrived and there she was all smiles and talking with a girl from last year.  As we start to walk down to her classroom, I see this other excited boy next to her and ask, wearily, "Who's this?"  The proud boy stated, "Cody M....."  I said, "What classroom are you in?"  He stated the same number as Makenna.  I chuckled.  Great I thought, my child will not learn a thing this year.  I made sure that they were not sitting next to each other in class - one kid between them - hope that's enough!

Little did I know this was probably a blessing in disguise.  We of course have had the usual, I want to see Cody comments in the beginning, but I was able to quash those with, "You just saw him all day in school!"  Then, I think she actually sees enough of him during the day, that she's decided, that's enough for her too.

School has been going very well for her this year and I'm amazed at how well she's already reading and what I'm really astounded at is the math that they have to learn.  At this rate, I'm going to need a tutor to help me to then help her.  I swear I feel like she's going to be doing proofs come third grade.  She has to already do mostly word problems and one already had an if/then statement to it.  I'm sure it's all good...I'm just shocked.  She seems to be doing well in math so that's good - so far.  Right now she says she loves math and loves homework.  I told her, "keep up that attitude as you're going to need it!" 

Packing up to go

 "Long" walk to the bus

 All Smiles as Cody is with her
 No cubby - now desk!
 Happy to be home after a long day

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