Friday, August 28, 2009

First Day of First Grade

Rhetta started to get excited about three weeks ago when we marked on the calendar the first day of school. She and I have been X-ing off days since then and the anticipation grew to the point she was visibly vibrating. On Monday she convinced herself Tuesday was the first day and plain forgot to sleep. By Tuesday night she slept out of sheer exhaustion. On Wednesday, the actual first day, she was dressed and in the car a full 40 minutes before we had to leave. Willon shared in her exhuberance so they were both strapped in and ready to go before they even had their breakfast. Guess who ate their scrambled eggs in the car. Wednesday afternoon she adapted to the new homework schedule very well. Still wound up from the day she couldn't fall asleep yet again. Around midnight I finally told her that she wasn't going to school unless she would sleep in between and she promptly passed out. It's like she has a switch she can operate at will. Regardless of sleep she is enjoying school immensely this year.  

Above Rhetta is pictured with her SPED teacher, our favorite person at school, Sharon Shaver. While Rhetta is fully integrated in the mainstream classroom she does get support and help from Mrs. Shaver adapting to changes, getting to and from the car,  on the playground and in the lunchroom. She is indispensable. ♥


Kristin said...

I'm so happy for Rhetta! Glad to hear she is loving school so much!

*Jess* said...

I'm so thrilled for her!! Its gonna be a great year!

sarah said...

What a great picture! I love her enthusiasm for school, and glad it's rubbing off on her little brother already, heehee.