We've got a Kindergartener!
In late August, this sweet girl started Kinder, at MY school. So much has happened since then...........
We've had spirit days, flag salutes, assemblies, field trips, and so much more.
Here she is on orientation night. We always invite parents the Thursday before school starts to meet the teacher, and for the kiddos to see their classroom, and get familiar with their new surroundings.
Ell was really excited for her first day, and couldn't wait to head out the door to start her day!
Waiting to head inside.
A lunchtime visit from Mom,
and a quick pic with Mom on our first day of school!
I love seeing her out on the playground in the mornings, and I'm so grateful for the many watchful eyes I have around our beautiful school campus.
She's had two amazing field trips already, one to Balboa Theatre for the symphony,
and the other to Safari Park! She is a weekly regular to Safari Park(Thanks Mom!), so you can imagine how excited she was to show her class around. Gigi came too, which made it extra special!
At our school, each class has adopted a college to represent. Our goal is to create a college bound culture for our students, where they can envision themselves one day attending a university.
So, of course we had to purchase some fun Montana State gear to wear on Fridays to represent her class College! Ella's teacher attended Montana State, and she loves being twins with Mrs. S.
It's also a great chance for her to sneak in some pink!(We're a uniform school.)
Crazy Hair Day!
Sweet friends greet Ella every morning when she arrives, and I always have at least two buddies in my classroom each morning waiting for their bell to ring.
One of our 5th grade teachers is an amazing artist, and he painted these Toms for Ella. She was beyond excited, and loves sporting her custom kicks.
We've had a few fun assemblies too,
an exciting school carnival,
and flag salutes where she's called up for meeting her reading and math goals!
We've had the BEST first half of Kinder, and I know it's only going to get better. She is learning more and more every day, and it is simply amazing to see. Having her attend the same school I teach at has been such a blessing. I feel so lucky to have the position I have(I've been a TOSA-Teacher on Special Assignment for 7 years), where I can walk by her classroom and see her engaged in her learning, or participating in her engineering class, visiting the library, or watch her be recognized for all the amazing things she's accomplishing.
I couldn't imagine her being anywhere else!