Wednesday, August 15, 2012

First Day of School

Today was Emma's first day of Pre-K at Episcopal Collegiate and Josh's first day as a Junior at Grace.  Emma has been very excited about her new school especially after finding out last Friday that one of her best friends from Grace, Gwen, would also be at ECS and even better, in the same class.  Brad tried to get some pictures of the kids before we left this morning.  Josh pretty much only wanted to give us his backside so this is the best we got with him in the photo.

Emma, on the other hand, was more than happy to pose for some pictures in her new school uniform.

Grace is on the way to ECS so Josh got dropped off first this morning.  We were a little unsure of how he would react to sister not coming in with him but he ran right in, found his cubby and then was off to play in his new class before I even left the building.  I stopped by on my way out to say goodbye but he was too busy to care. 

Since it was the first day, we walked Emma in to her new class this morning.  After spending about an hour there last Friday during orientation, Emma felt completely at home and like Josh, was off and running.  She did show us her cubby but for the remainder of the time that we were there, it was Brad and I chasing her around the room asking about different stations.  She is so excited about her teachers, Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Towe. 

After the regular school day, Emma goes to the Wildcat Club so we found her out on the playground this afternoon and her grin was from ear to ear.  We signed her out and then she walked us over to the art room to pick up her stuff and already, it was like she owned the place.  Needless to say, she had a great first day.  Emma said she made one new friend, Addison, and was excited because there were cupcakes for a birthday. I asked her is she saw her other friend that came from Grace but is not in her class and she said, yes and that she played with him but the and I quote "emphasis was on Gwen."  After she made that statement, I asked Brad if I had heard right at which point, Emma tried to dumb it down for me saying that she meant she mostly played with Gwen.  I laughed and told her that she had said it right but that I was just trying to make sure I knew what she said.  Josh really seemed to enjoy his new class as well since he is treated more like a big boy.  Mrs. Shannon told us when we picked him up that he was more like his sister than she realized in that he has to add a little something to every statement, discussion, etc.  Wonder where he learned that from?  I think it will be a great year for both kids.

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