Saturday, August 31, 2013

Kindergarten

It has happened.....my baby girl has officially started school.  I'm not good with this.  I feel certain that I will blink and she will graduate from high school.  

She just turned 5 in June and I'm not getting enough time with her.  However.....if you know her at all, you will understand why I sent her.   She correctly uses word such as literally, commotion, replace.  Those are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head.  This girl needs school!!


We picked a bouquet of bachelor buttons for her teacher. Does she look unsure of herself?  I was more nervous about the crowd than she was.


She kindly let Reno wear her backpack for pics.  He hasn't adjusted to our schedule just yet, but by Friday Scout came into my room before her alarm went off.  
  

We packed her lunch all this week.  On the first day hardly any of it was gone and she explained that she had eaten a salad for lunch.  She hasn't eaten a bite of salad in her life.  Oh the things we will do if our friends are doing it!! 



She refers to her classmates as being "little" and "cute".  I'm not sure if she thinks she is bigger than everyone else or what.  On the first day she explains how this cute, little girl in Ms. Kami's class broke her arm.  I'm thinking oh dear, poor teachers having to deal with a broken arm on the first day.  As I ask more questions, I discover that Scout diagnosed the broken arm.  She felt of it and it was broken in there.


Sunday night I was explaining how she'd have to get in line and walk to the cafeteria in a line, etc.  She said "oh I'll be the front of the line?".  I explained that they would have to take turns.  She said, "well, since I'm the newest member I'll be the front of the line!".


 Mondays are gymnastics day also.  She and brother had a little crash and she acquired a goose egg on her forehead.  Needless to say she couldn't hang on any longer on the way home.  What a day!


Mrs. Furr, her teacher..........Shall I say we are so excited about her teacher?  I actually can't think of a teacher at the S-E elementary school that I wouldn't want her to have.  They are all great!  Mrs. Furr is pretty special though.  My mom did her student teaching with her quite a few years back.  

Scout was very impressed with Mrs. Furr's TV.  "It's 100 feet wide!".  She's talking about the smart board.   

So, there were tears one day after recess.  She wouldn't talk about the problem with Mrs. Furr, just said she needed her Mama.  I'm glad to know she wanted me.  Of course she has never said a word about it at home.  I'm thinking it has to do with little girls on the playground.  I should've known the drama would start immediately.  Scout hasn't been around many kids her age.  She'll get used to it.

I also learned that she pushed a boy down in PE.  This "boy" was on her t-ball team and isn't too well behaved.  Dare I say that he probably deserved it?  I doubt this "boy" will give her any more trouble.  Not all will agree, but it makes me proud that my girl is tough and will stick up for herself.  


Little brother cries or throws a fit every day when we get in the vehicle to leave school after dropping her off.  He has been playing well though and gets over it quickly.  We had to climb a tree for some special first day of school entertainment.  

On Friday as I walked her in I explained how that next week I would just drop her off and she could run in.  She informed me that I would continue to walk her in and that she would probably be ready to do it alone when she was Autumn's age. Ummmm.....Autumn is a senior this year!!

So the age difference is the same between Summer and myself and Autumn and Scout.   I looked everywhere for the pic of me and Summer as a senior and kindergartener and couldn't find it.  Maybe it will show up on here someday.

Here's to a great year of school for everyone (and a little peace and comfort to the mothers).

3 comments:

Rachel said...

Love it! She's a hoot, that girl! Glad she enjoys it though!

Emily said...

Oh my goodness! First, Scout looks adorable on her first day. Second, as I'm reading this, it just becomes more and more evident to me how much our girls are alike :)

Jennifer said...

Oh she looks so cute!! Such a pretty girl.
I'm so stressed over school, I'm not even gonna lie. We have to homeschool, we have no choice as long as we're here. *sigh* I just wish I had an option if I end up being a complete failure. But there is just no option right now. But, at least I have another year to not worry about it!