1 down, a lot more to go

Well, the first week of school is done and it wasn’t all that bad. My homie, Andrew, is in my class and at my table so that is great. There are also a few more kids from my old class that are in there this year so I have a little comfort in that, but what’s best so far is my teacher – she is so nice. 

The first week was pretty much focusing on getting everyone back in the swing of things as far as routine – that also goes for the parents. The first day of school, my folks were so excited and ready to walk me to class and take all kinds of pictures, but when we got there all the kids were already in their seat and no parents were in the class so I quickly walked to my seat and tried not to acknowledge my parents. I mean, I didn’t want to be the kid who brought his parents to school. I was fine with the abrupt goodbye, but my parents looked like I kicked their puppy or something. They left the class with their heads down and bottom lip sticking out and dragged their feet all the way down the hall. Now, three days in, my folks were dragging by day three and so looking forward to the long weekend. 

One funny thing about my classmates is there is another Parker in the class. This could lead to some confusion, but so far the teachers are managing – my gym teacher, for instance, calls the other one “Parker 1” and me “Parker 2”. I’m not sure I like that naming order so I’m going to have to do my best to make sure I’m seen as “Parker 1” instead of 2. 

Anyway, I’m sure 1st grade is going to be great so stay tuned to see what comes along. 

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Looking good for school…

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My classroom

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Flag raising ceromony

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Back to School

So today was my first day in big kid public school. If you recall, I was a “redshirted” kindergartener so I may be a little more mature than some of the other kids, but I was still nervous about the first day because I didn’t know anyone or what to expect. All I could do is remember I am a brave big boy and focus on the new experiences I was in store for. Turns out, it was all pretty cool.

First, I had to wake up super early to make sure I was on time to school. This is something I haven’t had to do in over 3 months so I was dragging a bit. Next, mommy and daddy walked me to school. Actually, mommy walked and daddy scooted along on his roll-about because of his broken leg. It  was kind of funny looking, but he didn’t want to miss out on my first day so he didn’t care about looking foolish.

When we finally got to school, it was like a scene out of Grease 2 (not as good as Grease 1, but still awesome) – music blaring from large speakers, chatter from all the kids and parents, people flocking to the doors, teachers corralling the kids, and we even had a flag raising – a lot of stimuli for sure. The school was full of parents dropping their kids off, especially my room since we were all Kindergarteners. There were a lot hugs and kisses, but not too many tears – none with me or my folks – I stayed strong for them since they are kinda sad I’m growing up.

Anyway, I put my backpack up, lunch up, snack up, and plopped right down at my table were I was joined by two honeys – Danni and Juliette. The bell rang and school was officially back in session. The first day was a lot of learning how things were going to work and I think I have it down, but there are times when it changes, e.g., we have Music on Mondays, PE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Art on Thursdays. I really enjoyed music. I can’t wait until I get to play some of the instruments. I already told mommy and daddy I wanted to play the tuba so they better get ready.

The day kind of flew by and before I knew it, mommy was there to walk me home. I think I am going to dig this big kid school thing after all.

 

 

 

School is in Session

For the first time in about 90 days, tonight is a school night. Yep, that’s right – school starts tomorrow. New school, new teachers, new friends to teach the ropes on how to handle me. It is always worth it when I get them to understand, but the process is long and some are just slower to come around.

Anyway, I’m nervous and excited at the same time. I’m nervous about everything being new and me not knowing what to do. I’m excited about being in a big school with a lot of people and learning so much. Mommy and daddy tell me to focus on what I’m excited about and that will be enough to keep me pumped and eager to learn – we’ll see.

A couple of cool things about going back to school is that I got a whole bunch of new clothes, new shoes, and I got to go to Waffle House today. Not so cool is that I had to get my hair did – that’s how mommy and daddy say hair cut. I sure hope their not teaching me the wrong way like they did with me calling the police the po-po – so glad that got corrected.

So tomorrow mommy and daddy will walk me to my class and take a bunch of pictures. I stay there for about 7 hours and then they pick me up and quiz me about everything that happened the whole day. Fortunately, they get to walk me to class every day for the first week, but the second week on they only get to walk me to a certain point and then it is up to me to find my way. I’ve got a pretty good memory so I’m not  too concerned with that, but it will be a little intimidating with so many kids.

Wish me luck!

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Not liking this one bit, but really don’t like daddy taking pics and making faces

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