Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Day Success

Ah, the first day of school. You will be happy to know that it was a complete success. In fact, it was even a greater success than anticipated.

First, I am happy to report that Graham's fever stayed away and he was able to successfully attend and participate in his first day of school. By all reports he had a great day and made a nice transition into his new class. Yesterday was only a half day of school, however, so we will need to wait to see what happens today.

Sydney, too, had an excellent start. Although many of her best friends are not in her class this year, she seemed to make out just fine. The good news was that at recess (BTW, why do you need recess during a half day of school?) her entire gaggle of friends was reunited and I was happy to find Sydney, Jillian, Jillian (yes, two.) and Kaley were all having a wonderful time together on the playground. During the day Sydney received a tadpole (a mark of good behavior in this class, let's hope it isn't the last.) for being respectful. When asked of her opinion regarding the best part of the first day of school she said that Ms. Holder, her new teacher, was very sweet. All in all, for her, I don't think the first day of school could have been much better.

And Ainsley, sweet, demure and innocent Ainsley. Not buying it? Me neither. However, at this point she still seems to have everyone fooled. She had a good day. Even her teachers had nice things to say. When asked, Ainsley was especially proud of two things. First, she made a new friend - a boy. Does that surprise you? She also doesn't remember his name. That doesn't surprise me either. Secondly, she was extremely excited that she did not get in trouble on her first day of school and talked about it at length. She even got a green sticker. Who would have thought? This sounds more like the Ainsley I know. Knowing her she will have everyone wrapped around her little finger by the end of the week.

Another day of purpose down.

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