Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day of School 2012-13

It sure is quiet here this morning as I sit here typing, watching the news, and sipping a cup of coffee.  It's nice, but a little strange.  Today was the first day of school for my girls and, for the first time ever, I dropped them all off at the same school.

Rachel started 5th grade this year!  How is that possible??  This will be her last year at the elementary school.  We found out last week that she was assigned to the new teacher in her grade, but she seems great and Rachel is happy about it.  More importantly for a 5th grader, though, Rachel is beyond thrilled about her classmates.  She has LOTS of friends in her class.  In fact, if I had planned it myself, the class roster probably would have looked almost just like it does!  I know she is going to have a great year.

Megan is starting 2nd grade this year.  She was also very happy that she got the teacher she wanted (Rachel's former 3rd grade teacher).  However, she didn't have quite as many friends in her class.  Megan was not deterred, though.  She was the first one up this morning and headed out with a smile on her face.  Last year she was in a combination class and, even though she had a good teacher, the combo was not very good for Megan's learning style.  I am hoping to see lots of big steps forward this year!

Finally, there's Emily.  Can you believe the "baby" started kindergarten today?!?!  Unlike a lot of kids, Emily is in no hurry to grow up.  She would be perfectly happy to still be treated like a toddler.  She sensed that she was expected to be excited about going to school with her big sisters, but would have really been happier staying home with Mommy.  This morning in the car as we drove to school, she even asked "Now that I'm going to kindergarten, am I still the baby?"   Truth is that I would prefer for her to stay a baby forever, too.  In a size 6X and at a solid 45 lbs. or more, there is no denying that she is indeed a "big girl," though.   After walking her to her classroom, I told her I would give her one more big hug and then I had to go.  She clung to my arm and was definitely hesitant, but there were not tears.  (None from me, either.)  She also got the teacher she wanted (the one that did her screening back in Spring) and, hopefully, she will make some new friends pretty quickly.

It's going to be a great year for these Witherspoon girls!!  I am looking forward to big things!!!

Megan was a lot more excited that she appears in this picture, I promise.  After I realized the picture was not so great, Rachel refused to pose for another (she really didn't want to do one to begin with.)  So, here's out "First Day of School 2012-13" picture:  Megan looks upset even though she was really excited; Emily looks excited even though she wasn't; and Rachel-  well, she just looks annoyed because she was.  Aren't they beautiful?!?!

Top Mommy Blogs - Mom Blog Directory


No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...