Monday, August 9, 2010

First Day of First Grade!

Well, we survived!  More than survived - he had a FABULOUS day.  I was a little skeptical when I got there, because he was N.e.r.v.o.u.s.  With a capital N.  His teacher this year seems great - really organized, which I have a great appreciation for.  She seems firm, but very loving.  And several teachers have said that if they had a child they would want her, which makes me feel good.  The principal walked David to class this morning with his class because he was nervous.  Things like that make me so glad we're at the school we're in.

Before school, clearly excited to go.

David's best "little girl" Miss S. is in his class.  She lives in our neighborhood, and they've gone to school together since preschool.  And are in. love.  (You may remember this post from last year at his birthday party when they were together. . . )  Not only is she in his class, she sits at his little group of desks.  And she rides the bus with him.  Are you kidding me?  He has all the luck.

Seriously?  Mug shot?  Coming soon to TMZ. . . 
David was so brave at school when we got there.  He was so, so nervous, but he was trying so hard to be a big boy.  He held my hand tightly and his little voice would shake when he spoke.  But we waited in line and looked for friends from last year, teachers he knew, pretty much anything to get his mind off of what was going on.  As his class walked down the hallway I couldn't go down, the principal was walking toward us.  She saw David was pretty nervous and took his hand from me and walked him to his class.  He had such a great day.

He perked up a bit when told we could go to the Y after school.

He rode the bus home from school, and it was his favorite part of the whole day!  I'm glad we let him ride, because it made him feel so independent and proud of himself.  Chris waited at the bus stop for him, and David was so excited to peek out the window and wave he almost forgot to get off!

That's more like it!

After school we went swimming at the Y and David and Henry both passed their swimming tests.  It was pretty much David's best day ever.  I'm so excited for him and for a big first grade year!


Rachel said...

Yay for a fantastic day!!! Sooo glad to hear all went well!

Miss Southern Prep said...

I'm so glad he had a great day, he is too cute! Y'all go back to school really early; where I live, kids don't go back until September!


That 3rd picture is hysterical. He looks about as excited as I do to be working right now. HA! Miss you. I am SO glad they had a good first day. XOXO KJ