Polar Express at school
I subbed in Kindergarten few days ago, and it was a Polar Express Day. The school’s PTO organized this event for the students every Christmas season. The children loves it. They get to wear their favorite pajamas to school and bring their favorite pillows or stuffed toy (lovey for the younger ones). Then they get to watch the Disney animated movie Polar Express while eating popcorn and having some chocolate milk delivered room-to-room by the PTO members.
It was indeed a special event for the students. Their excitement was to the roof. In fact, almost all of the children in the class I subbed kept asking me when will the Polar Express gonna start. 🙂 They’re so adorable. They can’t wait for Christmas.
It’s Red Ribbon Week at K’s school. Red Ribbon Week is schools’ campaign against illegal drugs. As part of the campaign, everyone in the school dresses up according to the approved daily dress up theme.
Wednesday-Wear something that will show future career
Thursday-School Spirit Day
Friday-No class (Professional Development for teachers and staff)
I had to go to Walmart on Sunday to buy a camouflage dress for Tuesday’s outfit. K said she wants a pink camo. There was no girls pink camo shirt in the store but I saw a girl’s pink camo dress. So I bought one and so delighted that it’s priced $3 .
Girl’s camo dress.
Then last night was the last minute preparation for today’s career dress up. I asked K what her future job would be. Though she had a lot in mind, she was particular about being a doctor for animals. So veterinarian it is. She had a Doc McStuffins costume in her closet when she was 5. So I improvised that and created a stethoscope because her stethoscope toy was nowhere to be found.
Doc McStuffins costume.
Veterinarian costume DIY
Today is the first day of school. It’s darling K’s first day of First Grade.
First Day of First Grade
Oh my! It is back to school again. K is now officially a First Grader. Today, we received the postcard from her new teacher. And we met her this evening at the new school. All the school supplies needed for the whole year were submitted this evening.
Postcard from the school.
As you know, our school district did some rezoning because K’s previous school is over populated. The students who are affected with the rezoning will attend the newer elementary school, which is 5 miles distance from our house. Hopefully, K will be joined by a few of her classmates in Kindergarten from her previous school. She will be delighted about that seeing a familiar face.
Being a transferee makes you feel uneasy. It is always takes time to adjust to the new school. I was a transferee, too, when I was in school. In fact, I was transferred to three schools because my family moved three times-twice during my grade school days and once when I was in middle school. It was tough because I didn’t remember my parents encouraged me or comforted me during the adjustment period. This is a new challenge for me to surpass. I will do my best to be able to give my child the encouragement she needs in this transition.
K is somewhat excited, though. This is because she will not be able to see her cousin in the new school. My cousin and I talked to our girls and assured them that everything will be fine. They will be seeing each other again in Middle School, and they will always have play dates.
Though I am not quite excited for the back to school coming Monday, but I am happy that we all had a wonderful summer. I am hoping for a great school year, too.
How about you?
Royal blue graduation gowns.