* August 25th
Emily started 3rd Grade today! I can’t believe it. It seems like just yesterday that I was taking her to Kindergarten. She is attending LaMesa Elementary. This is the same school she attending for 1st grade, and she is just delighted to be back to the school she knows. She is participating the Gifted & Talented Program both at school and will go to weekly G/T classes at the district office. The good thing about being back at the same school is that she does not have to be retested to get back into these programs.
Her teacher’s name is Mrs. Chilton. She has been teaching at the school since it opened 20 years ago. When we tell anyone that Emily is Mrs. Chilton’s class, they all tell us that she is wonderful. Several of her friends from her 1st grade class are in her class. Emily doesn’t feel like the “new” kid at all. We’re confident that is going to have a great year.
Emily is too big to be taken to her classroom, even on the 1st day of school. We had meet the teacher night last week, so Emily already knew where to go this morning. She hopped right out of the car and walked straight in. I’m assuming she did great from there. She told me she had a wonderful first day.