Today was the official first day of the 2015-2016 school year! Louisa is now a 2nd-grader and the twins, Myers and Graham, are both in Kindergarten. Here they are just as we were about to leave for school, all decked out in the outfits their grandmother gave them. Graham was especially excited about going to school. It’s all he’s talked about for days on end!
Last year, Myers had Mrs. E as his Pre-K teacher. As luck would have it, Mrs. E accepted a teaching position with Kindergarten this year, and Myers has her again! We could not be happier about this arrangement. We all love Mrs. E! Mrs. E’s teaching assistant is Mrs. T, and we’ve known her for many years. Rachel knew her when she taught at another school before Louisa was even born. And when I met Mrs. T again last year, while at a school event, she was really excited to learn that our kids were at that school.
Mrs. E + Mrs. T
While Myers was excited about going to school, he put on the brakes just as we arrived at the classroom door. He said, “Mama, I don’t want to go in there.” But Mrs. T noticed him and came out into the hall to greet him. She was so sweet with him and in no time flat, he followed her inside. I think Myers is going to have a great year with the Mrs. E & Mrs. T duo!
Graham has Mrs. A for Kindergarten. This is her second year of teaching and because she is young, she has a lot of energy, which she will need for keeping up with Graham! Her teaching assistant is Mrs. L, who has been assisting for many years. Both won Graham over when they let him pick the cubby he wanted and when they were able to identify the names of all the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a favorite at our house. After meeting Graham’s teachers last week, he announced, “I have the best teacher EVER!” We sure hope so!
Ms. A + Mrs. L
Louisa’s 2nd grade teacher is Mrs. N, a friend of a teacher that Rachel knows. (Hey, it’s always good to have connections!) We haven’t had a chance to talk Mrs. N much, but as Louisa says, she seems very kind. That goes a long way not only with us, but especially Louisa. Mrs. N, like Louisa, is an animal lover. And Louisa was pleasantly surprised today to learn that her school number for the classroom, #19, is the same as her number last year. Our deepest hope is that Louisa especially has a great year.
We have a tradition (so far, anyway) that the kids get picked up in the car rider line on the first day of school. I couldn’t wait to pick them up today to hear how their day went. All-in-all, they were all thrilled with their classes and their teachers, and especially to see their friends. To celebrate an awesome first day of school, I took the kids out for frozen yogurt.
Here’s to another great school year in 2015-2016!