My girl started first grade today. She goes all day, takes a lunch, and is with someone else for a large part of the day. This day has been a long time coming. See, I used to teach first grade and although I loved it, I always wanted to be on the parent side of it. I can't believe now I have a first grader. In one way, I wish I could teach all over again, I have such a different perspective as a parent now and I feel sort of sorry for those students who dealt with me. They seemed to like me, but I'm so much more empathetic now. We love her teacher, Mrs. Rossi and I am kind of hard to please when it comes to teachers. We met her yesterday at a "Goal Setting Interview" and both Tom and I left saying that Mrs. Rossi is perfect for I. and this is going to be a great year. She had a great day (the morning charts worked just like I expected).
After the day was doneWe had a High School Musical Dance Party version waiting for her when she got home, and she loved her napkin in her lunch ( I saw some other mom who did this throughout the year and kept all of them). Here's to the start of a great school year!