Today was the first day of school for all three kids. Blake and Claire are in first grade at Sidney Deener Elementary and Anna Kate started Curtis Kindergarten for Pre-K. They were all so excited. Yesterday we had an open house at both schools. First we went to Anna Kate's. She already knows her teacher Ms. Ryan because she was our children's minister intern this summer at church.
Anna Kate and Connor (her boyfriend)
Anna Kate's boyfriend Connor is in her class although Anna Kate is going for 5 full days and Connor is only going for 3 half days. But they can be partners in crime for the mornings. Her classroom is decorated as Ms. Ryan's ranch and she actually has two rooms, one that has tables for work and another big room for playing and napping. They will cook lunch for her and it will be interesting to see if she actually eats what they fix. She says she's going to try. This is going to be so fun.
Then we moved on to Sidney Deener. This year Blake and Claire are in two different classes. Claire is in Mrs. Raines class and Blake has Mrs. Lawson. It was amazing to see how they got the right teacher with the right kid. At least first impressions.
Claire and Mrs. Raines
Mrs. Raines has taught for 3 years and last year taught 3rd grade. I think she will be great for Claire. She welcomed her with a great big hug and has a very organized but fun room with a great story corner. She seemed very sweet.
Blake and Mrs. Lawson
Blake's teacher Mrs. Lawson is a seasoned teacher who loves little boys, so we've been told. She had a very organized and structured room and schedule. Just what Blake loves. We've been told by others who have had her that she'll get Blake on the AR (acclerated reading)program quickly and move him along at his pace. I can't wait to see what happens.
It's so funny to watch Blake and Claire with school. Blake is so outgoing and an intellect especially with reading and writing. Claire is quiet, athletic, and loves math. She was so excited to find a Math book in her desk at Open House. It will be fun to see what the year holds for each of them.