Monday, August 18, 2008

First Day Back!!!

Cameron and Emmy returned to school today - yeah!!! Cameron is going into 5th grade and Emmy is going into 1st grade. We had the opportunity to go to the open house on Friday and meet their new teachers.
Emmy's teacher Mrs. M. has been at the school for decades and has a very well known reputation. I am hoping she will be helpful with accommodations and understanding of Emmy's issues. Her room is decorated nicely and Emmy zoned in right away to the fact that her teacher is a Gator fan and has paraphernalia around the room. I think she felt at home.

Cameron actually has 2 teachers this year which I didn't know until we went to open house. Cameron did though...hmmm... may be you should communicate this with Mom?! Anyway, she's with one teacher in the AM and one in the PM. It's supposed to get them used to middle school and the class changes, etc. The one huge difference I noticed in the 5th grade classroom is the starkness...none of the jungle themes, aquatic themes, it was total absence of any theme except a classroom in the eastern block! I'm hoping the teachers were just behind in getting their classes set up but some how I don't think so!!

So here are our traditional 1st day pics:
Emmy
Cameron
Cameron
Cameron
Emmy
Cameron & Emmy

Emmy outside her classroom


Cameron outside her classroom


Emmy


Off to class...

Both girls reported good days...Cameron had homework tonight; no break for 5th graders!

Guess what?! No school tomorrow due to Tropical Storm Fay - Yeah, they decided to shut down the schools tomorrow at lunch time today...Yippee!!

22 comments:

justjuli said...

Great photos - what beautiful girls you have!

We just went shopping for school clothes for my niece tonight after dinner. I only wish that The Children's Place made their super-cute coordinated pieces in grown up sizes. Oh well!

We don't start classes until after Labor Day up here in Michigan. But we also get out of school later.

Good luck surviving Fay!

JWilson said...

I bet your girls were super excited about no classes all ready! I know I would have been.

Oh and I bet the 5th grade classrooms will stay without the themed decor!

Dawn said...

Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog & the pictures of your girls! I have a boy Cameron :-)

I will be back to visit again!

oº˚ Anissa ˚ºo said...

They look like they were excited to go back to school. If mine ever had to go back to public school I think they would die. They hated it! Anyway thanks for stopping by today. He was nice to met you. Hope you enjoyed Louisiana.

Nichole and Scott said...

Cute pics of the girls. I liked the closeup ones the best and the one as they were walking into class. PERFECT! I would have been thrilled to have a "snow day" my second day of class but I'm not sure the tropical storm/hurricane sounds like much fun as an alternative. Stay safe!

Shanna said...

Your girls are so sweet ;) Cameron has such a great smile!
I bought the sewing machine from Wal-Mart (clearance toys) for $15. I looked on-line for it but could only find it at ToysRUs

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2909926

It's a few bucks more but so worth it IMO ;) It's a Bratz doll brand but it's pretty cute!

Jennifer said...

Hi Kelly--the girls look adorable and excited about their first day back!

I've been worried about you w/ this storm looming--hope all is well!!

Shannon said...

It's great that Emmy was comfortable in her classroom and with her teacher!

Great pics... your girls have such cute smiles! :) And glad to hear their first day back was a good one.

I hope Fay doesn't get too close to you! Yikes!

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

Our schools started today too. No closing for Fay, so far any way.
I'm glad their first days went well! Great pictures.

christie said...

Those first-day photos are so adorable!
Crazy...closing school right when it starts.

Jill said...

Yay first day of school! Happy day to you mom!! :)

Beautiful photos of the girlies...

Jen said...

Great photos. Are those really their back-packs, they look huge!

Missy said...

Such great pics! I am so glad Emmy has a wonderful teacher. Having a great teacher is the best!
Keep you all in our thoughts & prayers as Fay is still in the picture.
And I am so glad you sister loved her tote! That means a lot!
Thanks Again!!!

Kat said...

Day 2 of school canceled by a hurricane? Wow. I hope it doesn't cause too much trouble for you!

And the girls look excited to be going back. I think Katie and Cameron have the same hair cut :-)

Hippie Family... said...

they are so cute!!!!

ok, why didn't we have bags like that when we were kids?? Oh no, I'm so old now!! Walking up hill both ways and all that......

Therese said...

Great pictures!!! We start 2 weeks from today! Can't wait!!!

Amy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog on the first stop in BATW! I hope you all can weather the storm out there and it all turns out fine for you.

Lori said...

What a couple of beauties. That 8th (I think?) picture shows Cameron's eyes off perfectly.

Maybe Cameron's teacher is an Auburn fan and knows better than to decorate her classroom accordingly. ;)

Jo-Jo said...

Great photos! I can totally see my step-son saying, "Don't take pictures of me at school! Your embarrassing me!" He is in 5th grade too!

Teri said...

Your girls are so adorable. I am a sucker for First Day of School pix. Thanks for sharing!

Oh, and big time stay safe with the weather issues.

Cassie said...

They look great--and so ready for school!

Angie's Spot said...

How exciting! The girls look so adorable!