Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Third Grade Day One

The past few days have been spent getting ready for school to start. You'd think it wouldn't be that hard, but there was a lot of organizing. The girls used their backpacks during summer camp so we had all kinds of stuff in those. We went through lots and lots of shoes to make sure the few we left out for school actually fit. We won't even talk about sorting through the clothing -- again.

This morning the girls were nervous. They really wanted to be in separate classes, but the reality hit today. They were nervous about who would be in their classes. They were nervous about whether or not they would like their teachers. They were nervous to see friends they hadn't seen since the end of second grade.

As we walked to the school, I looked at the smaller kids and thought, "Wow, were the girls that small last year?" The second graders really seemed small compard to our girls.

I met each of their teachers and made a point of telling them the girls were twins who were in separate classrooms for the first time this year. The girls talked to old friends and introduced themselves to new classmates. They walked through the doors and into their own classrooms as Daddy and I walked Oreo away from the school.

After school the girls couldn't stop talking about their classrooms and their teachers. They talked about the classroom rules. They compared and contrasted their days. It was fun to hear, although we asked some questions twice. It was hard for Mommy and Daddy to keep track of what was going on in which classroom.

Third grade has begun. If a great first day is any indication, this will be a good year for the girls.

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