Wednesday, August 31

Day One

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.


aliclark said...

that's a cute little kit. clever. tell the girls I say hi, :)!

Alicia said...

That is really cute. However, it stresses me out having a kid with dairy allergy that couldn't have the smartie or hershey hug. How do I prevent him from eating them on the bus home? How to I make him not feel left out? Ok, panic attack over...I still have 2 more years...

Gwen said...

Alicia: No worries, you tell the school about the allergy BEFORE the first day. Once you stress the importance, they are more than happy to be diligent. Also, E will have a better understanding by then what will make him sick.

Bibliomama said...

It's so important to have a great first day - I'm glad they did. Although, I'd be a little worried that she's going to be teaching them grammar. :)

Gwen said...

I KNOW!!!!! (About the grammar thing) :)