Saturday, September 6, 2008

First Day of School

Wednesday, September 3rd, was Alex's first day of kindergarten. About 2 weeks earlier, we had been informed that he would not be going back to Newland Elementary, where he had gone to preschool for the past 3 years. Instead he would be going to Plavan Elementary, which is the elementary school I went to a long time ago. Alex was familiar with the school since we go to the playground all the time, and he went briefly for summer school during his first year of preschool.

So of course we had to bring him to school the first day. Alex's Oma showed up as well. We all met Alex's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Knutsen, who we found out had helped to teach Alex during that summer school 3 years ago.

Alex and Mrs. Knutsen

Alex was a bit overwhelmed with all the activity--it was very crowded with all the parents dropping the kids off--but he just checked out the playground. He also ran into some old friends, as we found out his entire preschool class had been transferred from Newland to Plavan as well. So many of his old classmates and his teacher, Miss Jill, were there to our surprise.

Alex checks out the playground before class

We went in and I got to check out my old school. It had been 22 years since I graduated, and 11 since I was last inside. It looks pretty much the same, with just different paint. The library is still in the middle and they even have some of the old furniture. I can't wait until back-to-school night so I can explore some more.

post by David

1 comment:

Melissa Spence said...

When you go to back to school night take photos of the inside, I want to see! :-)