Karaia, 2nd grade.
Beckham, 1/2 day kindergarten. Which is really only barely considered school, what with the barely dropping them off only to have to turn around and pick them up again. hence only having a half a kid in school.
That didn't stop him from being SUPER excited. So excited, in fact, that he practiced his piano that morning with his backpack on.
The tragic part is the kindergarteners only went for one hour that first day an now have to wait clear until Monday before officaly starting school. They had the rest of this week off for testing.
......with her hair already done!
She's been practicing all summer putting her own hair into pony tails and just recently pig tails. But she had never tried this particular hair style.
It's a little lumpier that I would have preferred for her first day back, but since she did it all on her own I think it looks perfect!
I made a head band for myself (cute right?!!?) a few days before that she BEGGED me to wear because it matched so well. It really made the outfit.
It was so fun to see her meet up with her friends. She is really getting so old. Even the way Karaia and her friends were standing was more grown-up than last year. I just know I am going to blink and pretty soon I'll over hear conversations about boys rather than jump rope. Sigh.
Beckham has already done his testing and he says the only thing his teacher asked him to work on was writing his 8s. He knew all his letter sounds, which is a relief because he never vocally went through the phase of sounding out words so I am happy to know he can break it down if he needs to. How to write upper and lower case letters. He did well with reading comprehension. And how to do math.
When I asked him if he was tested on math he said, " Yes. Add and Subtract. I just used my fingers. She didn't say that was cheating or anything."
Heaven help his teacher. If she can keep him occupied the rest of the school year we will call it a Tender Mercy for sure.
He class has a lot of kids, especially girls, from our ward.
(look at Beckham's face! You can totally read his thoughts, "Oh yeah. These cute girls are ALL my friends.")
He will have his work cut out for him keeping up with these cuties.
All in all school is going wonderfully...for Karaia. I will let you know how Beckham fares when he actually gets to go every day.
(Beckham and Karaia waiting for the first day of school to begin)
I love that they get to got to school together. I'm hoping they keep getting to be better and better friends.
On a side note: How can two darling kids from one family look SO different?