Saturday, August 23, 2008

Back to School!


Yes, Maddy joined the throngs of school-age kids starting school last week. She started on Thursday and only had half days. She did fabulously (if I may say so myself)! And who could possibly resist a little girl in her uniform! Her uniform also consists of khaki or navy shorts and/or pants in the wintertime. But, guess who NEVER wears shorts or pants??? Yes, my girly girl -- she only wears her jumper. The big decision every day is what color polo to wear with her uniform -- yellow, navy or white? She and her friend usually decide the day before as to what color they will wear -- is it crazy that this is happening in first grade??

Last year, it took until March for her to feel comfortable enough to get out of the car in the school drive-thru lane. I'm almost certain it won't take that long this year -- though we haven't gotten to that point just yet since it's only been two days.

The FM system for her hearing aid is not quite set up. I am not surprised at that as it seems to take a bit longer for the public school system to provide services to kids in private schools. Am hoping that it will be ready and working some time next week. And she has homework already = they really pile it on in first grade! Well, not really homework. She has a list of words for the spelling test next Friday, so we're playing school and practicing those words a bit every day. Her teacher seems very nice, and I think she will have a very good year. She's off to a great start!

16 comments:

Kate said...

She looks darling...and it sounds promising that she is going to have a fabulous year!! I think you should make a little bit of a (nice) fuss about the FM system! It is inconceivable that it is not in place for the first day...public or private school! I have learned during my years of working in special ed....the squeaky parent gets the grease (or FM system as the case may be!)

What a big girl you have!! Good job Maddy!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions....so cute that they are already planning what polos to wear each day!!

Maddy looks adorable in her little jumper!

First Grade is such a fun year.....and get used to the homework.....the catholic schools usually pile it on....I can't believe what Nick brings home compared to my friends children who attend public schools!

Enjoy your weekend!

paige said...

such a great age she is!!
thanks for always leaving me such sweet notes of encouragement!
xo

Lisa said...

Oh how cute is she? I love the school uniform, I had one very similar way back in the day, when I was in grade school! ha!

Rachel said...

Maddie is so cute in her school uniform. Be glad all she has to choose is her polo color! My son also started first grade last week, but no real homework yet!

I hope they get the FM system set up soon.

Bridget said...

Maddy looks so cute in her uniform - I love her jumper. I hope she has a great school year and not too much homework:)

Chris and Deb said...

Maddy looks so adorable in her new uniform!! Have a great year in first grade Maddy!!

Jodee Leader said...

What a cute picture! I love Maddy's uniform! Hope her FM system is up and running soon!

Shari said...

Maddy looks so cute in her little uniform! I am sure she will have a great year at school!!

Kim said...

How exciting starting first grade! Maddie looks just adorable in her little uniform!

We have such wonderful memories of first grade with our boys. I always loved their little spelling words.

Have a great week!

Sharon said...

Happy Back to school!! She is so precious in her little uniform. I love it! I remermber how much homework, crazy! Does she like to do it or is it, "i have to go to the bathrm, I'm hungry all through it??!" haha I had one of each!

Felicia said...

She looks so cute. Glad she's off to a good start.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

She just could not be any cuter in that uniform! It's enough to make me want to go out and buy my daughter one, even though she's three years away from kindergarten. Is that bad?
-Carrie

Erin said...

That is so cute.. what color polo to wear! I hope that she loves school! My niece (coming from India in two months), is deaf in one ear, and partially deaf in the other, so I am very interested in Maddy's FM system. Here's to a new year. First grade is such a big step... my kids always found it exhausting.

Donna said...

What an adorable first-grader...I'm sure she'll have a fantastic year!

Super Mommy said...

Your little Maddy is so cute. Reminds me of my girlies - won't wear pants to save her life! Hope she has fun in 1st grade!