Katie and Bethie got off the bus after their first day of school, and came racing up the driveway shouting "Grade One is awesome!".
I was pleased.
Their new teacher sent home a "First Day Kit" of goodies with a little note that read:
A Starburst: You will be a shining star in school if you always do your best.
A Penny: To remind you that you are a valuable member of our class.
A Sticker: We will always stick together and help one another.
Smarties: You are going to learn SO much in First Grade this year!
A Pencil and Eraser: You are going to learn how to write its okay to make mistakes.
A Bookmark: For all the books you are going to learn to read this year.
A Hersey hug: We all need hugs now and then.
Lifesaver: I am here to help you. Don't be afraid to come to me if you need anything.
I thought that was really nice. So lovely, that I ignored the basic mistakes in sentence structure. I'm sweet like that.
I never saw the Hersey hug. Guess those got eaten on the way home.
I made the twinnies share their Smarties equally with Sarah because Sarah adores Smarties. Then I rushed out to the gas station and bought another box (regular size), and let all three share the box. Because I'm a sucker.
All in all, a good day.