Saturday, September 8, 2018

First Week of First Grade

Once again, we started the week with out annual labor day breakfast at Panera!  I brought the kids food from home, I got a quiche and Jimmy got a breakfast sandwich.  Then, we all shared a bearclaw.
School started on Tuesday.  It seems like just yesterday he was starting Kindergarten and here we are with a big first grader!  I cheated a bit and took his first day pictures the evening before because rain was forecasted in the morning.  

Kindergarten is on the left and first grade is on the right.
This comparison is a little deceiving, but he definitely looks taller!
 He had a phenomenal first week!  He has the same teacher as last year and that he had over the summer, which helps with the transition back to school.  I vividly remember how difficult starting all day school was for him behaviorally.  It took months for him to figure out the routine, but once he did, he excelled.  He is already making great strides just 4 days in.  His teacher sent the pictures below.  The one on the right is from Thursday.  He typically needs a lot of support and redirection for worksheets, but he was doing it independently already!  We also got a sweet message that he has been able to complete his calendar math worksheets without needing highlighter to trace.  He just looks at the sample and do it. 
I have always been so proud of this guy, but this week has me beaming especially bright!  Way to go Parker!

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