It's back to school time! We had teacher days last Monday and Tuesday (although we ended up missing Tuesday b/c of the basement). Jacob's first day of 4th grade was last Wednesday. He really likes his teacher and was excited that one of his very best friends was in his class again this year. The 4th grade classes switch for reading and math, so he will actually have both teachers at some point during the day. Right now he is most excited about the 3 ring binder he gets to use for homework organization. He's pretty proud of it!! I think he's really going to like 4th grade this year!
Jenna's first day of kindergarten was today!! She was so excited. One of her best friends, Gage (a 1st grader...who also happens to be the son of her teacher) walked her to class. They walked all the way down the hall holding hands. I also heard him tell her that he would be waiting for her on the bench at recess. (His mom and I have big plans for their future!) She walked right into the classroom, put her backpack and lunchbox in her locker, and then sat down and got busy! It really helps that she knows her teacher so well. Her teacher, Mrs. Chiles, has been friends with Chris since they were in kindergarten. She has now become one of my best friends and our kids are all really close friends too. Jenna has been practicing calling her "Mrs. Chiles" instead of "Deb".
Jenna did really well until the tornado siren went off at 10:00. (It goes off every Monday at 10:00 as a test). Her class was on the playground and the siren was extra loud. She was a little scared, but quickly calmed down....until lunch. I thought it would be nice to put a litte note in her lunch that said "I Love You". For whatever reason, it really set her off and she spent most of her lunch sobbing because of the note. Her teacher and another teacher friend both tried to calm her down, and eventually her teacher came to get me because she was still crying. I'm still not sure what that was all about though!! Luckily the rest of her day went smoothly and she absolutely LOVES kindergarten!!