Monday, August 30, 2010

Evelyn's First Day of 1st Grade

Evelyn has been excited about starting first grade since . . . well, I suppose since school got out last June. After meeting her teacher at open house last week and finding out she has several friends in her class, she anticipated the first day of school even more.

It didn't take much convincing to get Evelyn ready this morning. She chowed down on Rice Chex and apple juice for breakfast, put on her favorite (purple!) dress and brushed her teeth and hair. Add her purple school shoes and her purple backpack, and Evelyn was all ready to go! Well, we had to pause for the traditional photo in front of the house before walking to school.
The walk to school takes us over a branch of Great Seneca Creek, where the landscape doesn't look like we're in an urban setting at all. It also makes for a great photo-op, with Evelyn's school - appropriately named Great Seneca Creek Elementary - in the background.

When I asked Evelyn what she did in school today, her first response was, "A lot of coloring." She pulled out some work from her backpack, and I could see she did some getting-to-know-her-classmates and classroom-rules activities. She also let me know that her lunch of grilled cheese sandwich, tater tots and chocolate milk was pretty tasty. Recess was hot, in Evelyn's opinion. Actually, I thought it was hot, too - sunny and 90 degrees when Evelyn was outside at 1:00 this afternoon.
After school, Evelyn had some down-time with Rosie, while watching a little TV. What a perfect way to end the first day of 1st grade.