Friday, September 6, 2013

Gracie Goes to Kindergarten

My girl is growing up! My colleagues were amazing this morning, and worked it out so that I could drop Gracie off at school even though her drop off time is very close to the start time of my first class. I am grateful to have been there to see her take this huge step. 

 It's hard to read in the photos, but Gracie's whiteboard says
"Gracie's first day of Kindergarten 
I want to be: A princess
Favorite Color: All of them
Most excited about: Learning to read and recess
I want to know: What is our art project going to be?"

Outside of her classroom-her name is the pink lower left.

Her hook!

She was so excited to be going to school. I asked her if she remembered what her teacher asked her to do before entering the classroom and she said yes, did it all and ran into the classroom. No teary good-bye here. When I got home from work, I asked her how her day was and she replied, "THREE recesses?! Are you kidding me? It's HOT, hot hot!" She then proceeded to tell me how much fun gym class was even though she got in trouble because "the teacher thought I wasn't listening but I WAS!" Likely story. I'm just glad she still likes the class. She likes it because they "got their hearts goin' faster, exercised, and got strong muscles!" I hope I can go a good job nurturing this love of learning that she has. It makes this momma's heart happy to see my girl loving learning.