September 08, 2011

Rae: First Day of First Grade

Today was a very big day in our home. It was Raegans first day of first grade, the first day she'd be away from us ALL DAY. The first of many and a happy but sad day for Mom. I missed her. It was just one more step away from me. I was bummed when the pics I took turned out to be a little too bright, you can't really see all the details, they're fuzzy.
Showing off her Big Kid backpack

Reassuring Mama and herself that she'll be fine. 
  But then I realized, they're perfect. My beautiful, talented, sensitive little Rae is growing up, and now she's growing away from me. I don't get to see all the little details any more, just what she shares. Bitter sweet.

And now she's gone. 

First Grade: As Raegan sees it.

Q: SO! First grade. The first day of school outfit is really important. What did you chose and why?
A: Okay. They're purple and my shirt is a kind of dress-ish and it's purple and it has a belt and it has hearts and one part of it says love and I have some black pants and I wear pink socks and I have pink and black shoes. And I have a pink backpack. I picked it cuz it's the first day of school. 

Q: What did you think when we walked on to that playground with all of those other kids?
A:  I was kind of nervous. Cuz there was a lot of people there but when I came right in to school almost everyone in the class was wanting to be my friend!

Q: What do you think about your teacher?
A: I like her, she's a good teacher and tomorrow we're going to do a big art project with the glue sticks so she said we have to make dots of glue to practice!

Q: Were there any kids that you knew in your new class?
A: Only two, that bad Taylor and Ethan. 

Q: What are three things that you learned today?
A: Um.. we didn't learn anything on the first day of school but we read books, lots of them. We, Um, read books, we sang songs, and we drawed a picture of what we saw. 

Q: What was your most favorite part of the day?
A: Of the day? I liked doing everything with my teacher. That's the fun part about it. 

Q: Did you like your lunch?
A: YES! And I liked how you made it. The marshmallows in the peanut butter and I liked the drink but it kind of got gross, the ice melted and then it made water and then after that it got rotten and I liked the granola bar and I liked the banana and apples. They're good. And we have two tables because we have a lot of kids.

Q: Who did you sit with at lunch?
A: I sat with a girl and she had curly hair and she had a flower in her hair. She was nice but she kept pinching me when she got in line, which I didn't like. But then two girls became my friends! Two big kids they're in my class, and two little kids, they're each sisters. One part of my friend that he they and he ended with the same letters, "gan", that was the same part. That was so cool, we became friends very quickly, right when me met. He was a nice friend. Oh and that guy, when he saw I had a cut, he told me how to get rid of it. Do you know what he said how to get rid of it? You can't mess with it and don't move that hand, and after two days it'll feel better. 

Q: Did you think the day was really long?
A: It were long. I liked it. But it was very long. 

Q: Did you miss me?
A: Um, well, we had fun AND I missed you.

One day down, a million to go!

My big happy FIRST grader. She had a blast!

1 comment:

alyca said...

That was awesome. (interview) You mustmustmust do this every year. And make Davinie do it with her kids, too. Nice keeping of the exact wording she gave you. It will definitely be something to look back on every year.