back to school

The kids are back at it. This year at a new school. We decided after a few bad years in public school to try Sacred Heart Elementary School. From what we have seen so far we really love it. Both kids really like their teachers and all the parents have been so welcoming and friendly. We are looking forward to a great year.
A few funnies from the 1st day:

The kids were outside on the front porch waiting to leave for school...the next door neighbor boy stuck his head out the window to say hi. Andrew responded, "Hey, do you know why I am dressed so hansom?"

After school Anne said, "I wish every day was like the 1st day of school. It was so much fun getting all organized." That's my girl!

Here is a bit about Anne's 1st day in 3rd grade in her words:

First I went in and organized my desk. Then I sorted my class materials. After that we practiced writing on the touch screen, it was really hard. After that we worked on a paper tee-shirt. Then a little bit of work, then we went to lunch. After I hurried out to recess on the STREET! When the bell rang (a real bell) we went back in side to our classrooms and started working. After working we went upstairs to the Spanish room and learned some Spanish. We went back downstairs and got our things from our lockers and went back in our classroom. First the walkers left then the car riders then finally the kids that ride the bus left. I was on the bus #1. My best friend Eva was on my bus. Then I went home. (THE END)
Here is a bit about Andrew's 1st day of 1st Grade in his words:

First I went to a bathroom brake. Then I did some work in my green journal about Mrs. Linnelli. She was on the swim team. Then i learned about 1/2 things and the whole things. Then I went up to the board and we drew a thing that we did over the summer. I drew swimming at the pool. Then we went to art. I drew paper school buses. I drew a Halloween bus. Then I went to lunch. Then recess outside. I played dodge ball. Anne was at recess too! After recess we got our stuff out of our locker and put it on our desk. Then I went to gym and we played a game. Then I went back to the class got my stuff and came home.
I loved this lamp outside the Rectory.


Scott & Marcie said...

Sounds like it will be a great year! Darling pictures. Do they wear uniforms? And yes, Andrew, you looked so hansom!

Megan and Jeremy said...

They look so cute in their uniforms!!! And so grown up too, I can't believe it. It'll be fun to see how it goes this year (hopefully much, much better)

L C M said...

Andrew does look handsome. What a cute outfit Anne has on. I recognize that building... I think. I am glad you are having a good start. We are doing the opposite. Started out at a charter and then just switched her to a publice school. Very irronic.

Lynette said...

what a great idea Joy. If we ever move somewhere and are in the same situation then I am joining the ranks of charter. They look so great in uniform too! :) How much longer are you guys there?