Today is also Colin’s first day of school of any kind ever! He was amazingly nonchalant about drop-off, it certainly made it a lot easier on his parents. Our goofy little boy is getting so big. :)
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Today is Nora’s first day of second grade. If possible we were even more nervous and excited than we were on the first day of school last year!
As homework one day, Nora’s assignment was to tell me a story about school while I typed it verbatim. Behold, the short story entitled Writer’s Workshop:
Mmmm, today I was in a group at writer’s workshop. Brooke, Bella, Hannah, and Isabel were in my group. We wrote about what we did on Saturday or Sunday. I wrote about going to gymnastics and I made a whole story about it. We wrote for 15 minutes today! I wrote about, I wrote yesterday I went to gymnastics and we played butterfly (this is my story). I loved it. I also on the top of my paper wrote the date and time it was. I wrote 9 dash 23, September 2013. Are my words too hard for you to type? There’s more to my story but I can’t remember it. Do you know why it’s called author’s chair? Brooke was in it but I wasn’t. I was writing while everyone was sitting in it. I was writing 9 dash 23, September 2013. People get to be in the author’s chair two days in a row; I did it last week. I was in it Monday and Tuesday. Two days in a row. Can I type the period when my story is done? I’m done.
Nora’s school mascot is an owl, and if a teacher catches you doing something good they can reward you with a “Give a Hoot!” card. Each Friday all the cards for that week are put into a drawing for a small prize. Nora not only received the first “Give a Hoot!” card in her class (for being polite to a friend), but she also was chosen as a winner for the first week. Behold her owl pencil treasure:
This is not Nora’s first ballet recital. My favorite part comes at the end when she tackles me with a hug.