Wednesday, August 17, 2011

First day of 2nd and 4th grade

The girls were not super excited about going to school this morning, but they were both really happy when they got back home. They both loved their teachers and had a great day. I have learned how a teacher can make or break a year for a kid. Bridget's second grade year was a nightmare from start to finish. I did everything possible to make sure Becca did not get the teacher that caused that. We are not allowed to request teachers, but if you are vocal enough, things work out. At least they did this time, thankfully!

Bridget had one teacher in mind that she did not want, and she did not get her. I have heard that the teacher she did get is a fun but down to business teacher. I really appreciate that. This is the first time that Bridget will get real grades. Before 4th grade they get a 1,2, or 3 on report cards. So this could be interesting. Bridget has been so very spacey the last few months, but if she thinks a little she will do fine.

Becca did not get the nightmare teacher and that is all that matters. I have come to the conclusion that the whole second grade is weak in teaching anything, so I just want her to be happy during the day. I think the teacher she got will allow a happy year.

Last year they both had teachers I really liked. Becca's teacher was exceptional though. She will be the teacher that is never forgotten. Unfortunately, due to a crappy numbers game, she had to transfer to another school. Sad for our school, but I'm glad she has a job. She had a lot to do with which class Becca was placed in, so I sent her a note today and thanked her. She wrote back to me with some of the nicest words ever. I will just miss having her in the school.

Here a the couple pictures I got this morning sending them off on the bus.
Bridget was standing on a little higher ground to giver her the appearance of being much taller. Becca is going to catch her in height if Bridget doesn't grow soon.

Becca picked a messenger bag (like Bridget always does). She looks like she is moving out it is so large. There was no talking her out of this giant bag.

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