Monday, August 4, 2014

1st day of 1st Grade

Boy was that summer quick!  Here we are again back into the swing of things. 

Cooper was roaring to go last Thursday.  We had our traditional back to school breakfast of chocolate chip muffins and bacon.

Not be outdone, little brother needed his picture taken too.

I got all fancy and added a chalkboard this year.  I'm just too cool!

Again, little brother. Little brothers just never leave your side, do they?

No pictures inside the school this time, I guess we are a little cool for that.

I've been hesitant to blog about the first day, I wanted to come here and write how wonderful it all was just like last year.  To be honest, the first couple days were rough.  Friday morning was bad I almost kept him home. He hasn't come out and said he didn't want to go, but he was showing in other ways.  I think he just misses his friend.  He had a total of 10 boys in his class last year and 6 of them went into on classroom, 2 in another, and 2 in his.  Even though we prepared him for this all summer long, I'm sure in his mind he was picturing first grade just like kindergarten and all the kids he was comfortable with.  I found out who he had  the Friday before school started and although I didn't know all the kids in the class, I did the entire class list of the one that has the majority of his friends in it. I can't even begin to tell you how my heart dropped when I read that list and his name wasn't on it.  But, he is in his class for a reason I am sure in the long run things will turn out just fine.  Today was a much, much better day so we can only go up from here.

43 more school days till Fall Break!


Susie said...

So sad that Cooper had a bad first few days!! Pray that they get better for him!!

Jaime Mac said...

Sorry that Cooper didn't have a good first day or so. :( & I hate that you feel bad that you can't post that he had a great first day. You shouldn't feel bad at all. (This is my problem w/ social media - everything is made to look like it's sunshines & butterflies alllll the time. And it's SO NOT.) It will get better! He is/has come out of his shell SO much that he will make new friends in NO time! :) I love the chalkboard & him holding it so proudly!

ginmommy said...

I'm glad each day is getting better :-)

Alicia Mcafee said...

Awe! That stinks. I hate that feeling as a mom. The feeling of sadness but you can't do anything about it. Ugh! Glad it is getting better. He's so sweet!! I see him every afternoon at car riders. He doesn't want to look at me and act like he knows me. It's so cute!! Love the countdown to fall break!!!