Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School Daze

Dude.  I have a Kindergartener!

Ian had his assessment day on Monday, for which he chose this outfit from the assortment of 5 outfits that I gave him (call me a control freak, but it matters what you wear, people!).

On the way to school in the car, Kenna asked him if he had butterflies in his tummy.  He had NO idea what that meant, and after she explained it to him, he said he wasn't nervous, just excited :)  It was a full day, and he reported back that he loved it, but it was HOT.  Apparently there has been some issue with the AC there, and it was about 2 degrees past melting in the school.  He also said that when the teacher asked him his letters, he got a check next to EVERY one.  My boy :)

Tuesday evening was the open house, which I believed to be an actual open house, where you wander in and meet the teacher sometime within the hour that it was scheduled.  Unfortunately, it was the kind of open house where everyone is supposed to get there at 5:30 and sit and listen to a presentation by the teacher for the entire hour.  Oops.  Good thing I had planned to be there on time, which means we were only 20 minutes late and only made a slight scene when we brought the circus with us into the already crowded room.

The good news is that his teacher, Miss Brown, seems totally awesome.  She has been teaching for 17 years, 4 at his school, and is National Board Certified, and is coincidentally from the same area of NY that I grew up in- she's my people!  Her room is also the only K room with this cool tech set-up with the Prometheon board (did I spell that right?)- the other 3 rooms share a mobile unit.  Also noteworthy:  Mrs Lawrence, the principal, remembered both Ian and Chase's names in the hallway from when we met her earlier this summer (good thing or bad thing, I don't know!) and Miss Brown told me that when Ian was there for his assessment, she called him the Eddie Bauer boy, and she was so excited that she got him in her class :)

Here he is this morning, before getting in the car with Bryan to go.  I was a little sad- Bryan is taking the kids to school on his way to work, so I missed the walk to the classroom with him, although that means that Bryan got that honor, and having that moment as his own is cool for him.

We chose the rock-n-roll look today.
It's always nice to have a friend with you on your first day of school...I am so happy that the Larsen girls are there with him...even if Andelyn didn't make it there today.  Tomorrow is a new day!

1 comment:

Cate said...

dude! look how big and happy he is!

his teacher sounds great. which makes such a difference, as you know. yay!

(and HA! on the open house -- that's EXACTLY what happened at Abby's preschool last year. oops. this year we were on time.)