Monday, August 27, 2012

Aug27_FirstGrade

This morning Anna jumped out of her bed like a rocket, got dressed and ran downstairs all excited about her first day of school. She is overjoyed to have the same teacher as last year, and she will be in K-1 class again together with four more friends from her K year. The class is a little bigger this year (16 first graders and 11 kindergarteners), but they have a bigger room, and also Kinders leave at noon giving first graders an hour or so in a smaller team.

Here is a mini-interview with Anna – I asked her questions during the last couple of days to capture her thoughts about starting the next school year:

  • What are you looking forward to? Everything and buying my own lunch! I love everything about school. I think summer vacation is too long. I would like it to be 4 weeks and 1 day. I really want to see all my friends and Mrs J again.
  • What is your favorite thing to do in school? Everything… No, wait, iPads!
  • What are you strongest at? (Giggles): Reading, of course!
  • What are you weakest at? (Sighs): Writing.
  • What do you think you will learn this year? I don’t know… Maybe more about dinosaurs?
  • Who is your best friend? Alex! I am glad we are in the same class again.
  • Do you think you are going to enjoy this year? Yes! I can’t wait! It’s my new favorite place to be.

11 comments:

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

How fun that she is so excited about school! Emma has 9 days to wait still, and she is counting them down anxiously!

Kelly said...

Very exciting! It's wonderful that she's so excited. I can't believe how much she's grown since I started following your blog. Such a sweet and smart girl!
Kelly at Little Wonders' Days

Joyful Learner said...

Wow! I can feel the excitement all the way from here! Sounds like A is going to have a great year!

Julie said...

It's great she loves school so much. C had a good first day. M goes tomorrow for the full day for assessments. Can't wait to see how she does...

Momand Kiddo said...

It's great that she loves school. Have a good first grade year, Anna!

Debbie said...

I love her enthusiasm about school, and am hoping for the same enthusiasm here.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

How fun that she's that excited - so much promise for a fun new year. Of course, I'm pretty excited about school starting back up again too, so I can get back to just my six again for a while, without their pack of friends and the neighborhood kids tromping in and out all day :) Summer is great - but you've got to love the fall!

Kim @ The Educators Spin On It said...

First grade is one of my favorite years of teaching. I love her enthusiam, my daughter was the same was this year too. Can't wait to see the adventures they go on this year. Thanks for sharing on the After School party!

Phyllis said...

It is so wonderful that she loves school so much!

Autumn said...

I like your personality touches with the (giggles) and (sighs). So sweet. Happy Back-To-School, Anna!

Christy said...

I just remembered that I wanted to plan some fun for a countdown to school and I totally spaced it out - ugh, too late now!

I do love the idea of this interview. Maybe I can fit this in before our first day of school tomorrow!

Sorry I have been a bit absent lately, our summer has been so busy and now Kate is all over the place so it is tough for me to find computer time. I do think of you and all of my Bloggy friends often.