Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Third grade

It's the obligatory back to school post!

The May Queen has been looking forward to school starting pretty much since we arrived in Michigan, because she knows that school is a good place to make friends. She had an extra long summer, as Louisiana school ended before Memorial Day. All her LA friends started back up at the beginning of August, but here she had to wait until after Labor Day. She has had her outfit picked out for weeks. This is the first time she hasn't had to wear a uniform, and she's delighted.

Her classroom is an old kindergarten room (the school is now just 3-5 grades) so is extra roomy and fun. She's pretty excited about the lockers. And the Garfield posters. Garfield is a latest obsession.

She'll take the bus "home" every day, to my husbands office, where he'll either bring her home or I'll pick her up (since we don't yet live in the community). She was SO excited to ride the bus, as her private schools have never had buses before. She ran off the bus to give me a hug (yay! melt the Mommy heart) but then declared that the bus was not what she expected. "It's much louder!" And the boy behind her kicked the seat the whole way. She's pretty much decided that the bus is no fun. I could have told you that, kid.

But she did like the bus cupcakes I made to celebrate her first day. She had good things to say about everything else, and didn't seem upset that she played by herself all recess (on the tire swing. Everyone else was supposedly playing something she didn't want to play). I hope she branches out today, but I'm not pushing as she seems content.

12 comments:

de said...

Looks like an awesome first day! I hope she loves third grade. It was my favorite year of school.

Kat said...

Just look at how grown up she looks! She is so beautiful! And I'm so glad school is going well. I'm sure once she makes friends on the bus she will like it a lot more.

My boys attend a private school and I was pleasantly surprised to hear that they and a few other private schools chip in for a bus service home from school. I was so thankful to be able to stop waking my kiddos up from their naps to go and get Joe. Anyway, at first he wasn't a fan of the bus (it takes too long to get home, I don't know anyone), but now he loves it.

Hope MayQueen has continued success at school! :)

Magpie said...

Just this morning, I said to my husband that I don't remember any of second grade - that third was the first schooling I really remember anything of. She'll have a great year, I hope.

kaye said...

she looks adorable--hope she makes a ton of friends.

Bon said...

she is so big and so lovely!

and those cupcakes are about to put me to shame, because i have blueberry muffins in the oven for Posey's birthday and there's no way they're turning out that cute.

Chrissy said...

She looks so grown up! I hope she makes some good friends soon, I know it's tough to be the new kid.

Those cupcakes are adorable.

Kyla said...

Like Magpie, 3rd grade is the first grade I remember most of. I hope she has a great one!

Jen said...

Happy is the main thing! She'll find her way. She looks beautiful and excited! I loved the cupcakes, too - I'm sure that was a lovely surprise!

My Senior is enjoying his first week, too.

thirtysomething said...

Aw, she has grown so much! I LOVE those cupcakes - you are so creative!

Beck said...

Oh, I'm so happy she's happy!
And she is right - buses are NO fun. But lockers are great. My grade sixer would be so envious if she saw them! (they just get hooks)

Rima said...

I'm so glad she's adjusting well to your her life! V-meister was crushed when she found out she wouldn't be riding a bus to school. She has since requested that we move to a district that buses. Good luck with that, kiddo!

creative-type dad said...

Wow - cool cupcakes!