Thursday, August 4, 2011

First Day of Kindergarten

Shannon started all-day Kindergarten yesterday. She is on a modified year-round schedule, so they start a month early and have a 2 week break in the fall and again in the Spring. She has been waiting for this day for a long time and it sure crept up on me! Here is the excited girl with her Dora backpack. Here she is standing in her class line getting ready to go inside.
Her teacher had the class sit in a circle so that she could tell them that they needed to be quiet while walking in the hallways.
All lined up and ready to go after one last good-bye. She is the one waving at me in the middle. She didn't cry at all, and neither did I. She was too excited to think about anything else! She had a great first day even though she is still recovering from a cold. Leah did just fine at home without her. She was sad when we got back home after dropping off Shannon and when I asked her why she was crying she said, "I don't want to be home! I want to be at school!" She enjoyed her one-on-one time with me and the house was sure quiet!