Wednesday, August 20, 2008

1st Grade

Cooper started 1st grade this morning at his new school. I think it will turn out to be a great school with a great teacher. He's actually in a combined K/1 class which I was initially apprehensive about but the school has 3 or 4 of these classes so they must have a good routine down. Tuesday - Friday he goes from 8:50-2:20 and Monday goes in at 7:50 and gets out an hour early.

Cooper says that he had "a lot of recess today!" I asked how many and he said 3 or 4. He also said that Tuesdays and Thursdays are "recess days" and that he needs to have tie shoes. I'm guessing those are their PE days.

His classroom is nicknamed "the bears" and the kindergarteners are called "cubs". His teacher seems to be a hands on, caring teacher that wants to help each student learn to the best of their ability. (she gave Cooper a hug when I came to pick him up)

Poor Catelyn was ready to go to preschool today as well but I've been unable to get her in one so far. She went around half the day wearing her backpack w/ her snacks in it saying she was ready for school. I told her that her school hadn't started yet and "her friends" weren't there either. Poor girl.


Michal said...

i can't wait to hear how he likes his new school and class. do you want me to ask around about preschools for catey?
we want to get together with you guys. i know the beginning of school can get busy . . . call me.

scrap chair potato said...

He is so cute all ready for school to start! :)
Poor Catelyn. I hope you find something for her soon.

Nana said...

Combo classes are hard for the teacher -but can be good for the kids, especially the smart,independent ones. If it normal, half-day kinder, that has the bonus of the afternoon with only the first graders. Watch for how the day is scheduled - that will tell you. (ps - Cooper is already so far ahead, a little cooperation won't hurt him, anyway.)

Ben and Kimberly McEvoy said...

were did the summer go?
I finally responded to your tag. from like may. oops!

I love all your domestic duties. how awesome to can, dry and bake all the good stuff. your parents have a sweet garden. I am so jealous.