Friday, August 16, 2019

Flying into First!

Here we are, the start of another school year!  It means new backpacks, new shoes and a rude awakening to early starts to the day filled with good things such as PE, recess and lunch! 😂 Winston is in first grade this year!  He is at the same school as last year which makes it nice that he is familiar with the layout of where things are.  
We went to meet the teacher and found out that she before coming to teach in our area, she taught in the northeast at a school where for six years she had all boys!  Her classroom is full of flexible seating.  This means there are stand desks with tiny trampolines, regular desks with bouncy ball chairs, and sitting desks where the kids can kneel or sit on a fluffy pillow.  During every subject change there is a mini break time and the kiddos can pick a different seat if they like.  It's been fun to ask Winston where he sits each day  His favorite chairs are the bouncy ball and the wobble chair.  😍

Before school started I took Winston shopping and he picked out a big kid backpack and some new kicks.  I love watching him come into his own.  He knows exactly what he wants and once his mind is set, there's no changing it!

We rode bikes again for the first day and he knew exactly how to go!
After a few first day pictures with Mom and Dad, we gave big hugs and left our little guy to take on his first day of First Grade!

A few hours into the day his sweet teacher sent an email to the parents.  💙

That night Truman curled up in Winston's bed with him and asked him to read him some Piggie & Elephant books.  Truman missed his big buddy.  It's still so sweet to see them share these precious moments together.
In continuing with tradition {that was started last year!} here are Winston's answers to a few questions.  He is just so comical!

How old are you?

What is your favorite color?
Red, blue, green.

What is your favorite food?
Chicken.  I mean, cheeseburgers.  But only if they're from McDonald's.

What is your favorite holiday?

What is your favorite thing to do with Mom?
Hug her.
Me:  Not reading books or shopping together or snuggling?
WAC: Ugh, fine.  Snuggle with me.

What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy?
Build Legos.

What is your favorite thing to do with Truman?
Boss him around. {starts giggling}
Me: What?  No!  Pick something different.
WAC: Stare at his beautiful eyes. {more giggling}
Me: Oh my.
WAC: Well, I do like to play with him on the avocado.  {A blow up pool toy}

What was your favorite thing you did this summer?
Visiting Legoland in London!  My favorite ride was the Ninjago ride.

What are you most excited about this year in school?  
Meeting new friends.
Me: And?
 WAC: Having fun!
Me: And?
WAC: Playing soccer!
Me: And?
WAC: Please stop saying and!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
An astronaut who studies space rocks

What is your favorite movie?
Despicable Me 3

What is your favorite toy or stuffed animal?
Fuzzbert my Porg!

Here's to a fabulous year of First Grade my buddy.  You are brave, kind and courageous!  We love you to pieces and look forward to watching you grow this year!

Winston in Kindergarten

No comments :

Post a Comment

Comments are so fun! I love reading them all and respond to each one by email!

Back to Top