Monday, August 31, 2009

First day of school

If you're wondering why they don't have their backpacks or anything for school, it's because I took this after school, because I couldn't find my camera and I didn't want to make them late on their 1st day by looking for it. When I came home from taking them to school, however, I went back to my bedroom and there it was, sitting on the night stand.
Last Monday was Elsa and Calvins 1st day of school. So they have been in school for a week now. Elsa is loving it, and I've noticed some progress with her selective mutism. When I come to pick her up after school, if she wants to tell me something she just tells me no matter who is around us. It was not like that in Kindergarten. She would pull my head down and whisper very softly in my ear, so there was NO way anyone around us could hear her. I asked her teacher today how she did at school and she said no talking yet, but she gives Elsa lots of cues to say something but Elsa does not take them. That's o.k. though it's only been a week and she has shown lots of improvement so far. She is so smart and so big. As she and Calvin were walking in the school yard today, I was watching Elsa and wondering where my little girl went. She looks like such a big 1st grader and I can't believe how fast time flies.
Calvin, on the other hand, is loving 3rd grade. He just tested for the gifted and talented program on Friday. Which doesn't surprise me, he is very smart. We will know soon if he gets in the program. He hopes so, because he will get to get out of class 3 days a week to go to G.A.T.E.Dallins 1st day of school was today. He did so awesome. He finished ALL of his work and he did it pretty much on his own. There were a couple of things I needed to help him with. I really think this is going to be a great thing for him.
It was also Abby's 1st day of preschool. I'm teaching her at home. She is such a little smarty. We learned about the letter A and when she traced it she did really good. Anyway, I can't wait for tomorrow.


Emily said...

Good for you! Your kids look so happy. We are homeschooling also. It would be fun to get together sometime! :)

OurLittleFamily said...

Fun! I am glad Elsa & Calvin are doing so well. Glad that Dallin is enjoying his new schooling program this year. If you have ideas for preschooling Abby, maybe we can swap ideas on fun projects and lesson ideas. How does that sound?