Sunday, September 15, 2013

First Day of School


Hallie is in first grade!  It truly seems like it was just yesterday that we taking her to her first day of PreK3.  And now she's six!  Our sweet Hallie has a very rambunctious love for learning.  She is so quick to learn new things and is so eager to try new things.  I pray this passion carries her through her years of education and that she just continues to learn and grow in amazing ways!

This year, school is a little different for us.  This is the second year that Hallie will be going to school with me.  For me, it means that my mornings are no longer my own...the ride to school is filled with chatter.  Sometimes I have to force myself to listen, knowing that if I listen now, Hallie is more likely to talk to me (to us) as she gets older.  Sometimes the conversation is enjoyable.  And it's almost always filled with questions.  Lots of them.  And that chatter carries on through school (which often gets her into trouble)...and the ride to pick up Harper from daycare...and the ride home...and until she closes her eyes and drifts off to sleep.  That child always has something to say. :o)  Another way it's different is that Hallie is in my building (each grade level has its own building).  In fact, she is right next door.  In fact, when my class is taking a bathroom break, I stand right outside her classroom door and often watch her covering her eyes with her headband, piddling in her desk, and poking the kid beside her to distract him from the teacher.  And evidently she can feel my eyes burning a hole through her, because she often turns around and smiles a sweet smile and gives me the one finger wave.  Oh.  That. Child.  But also, there are times when I'm standing there and I'm able to gaze upon her thinking about what her teacher has just said, or I catch her participating with a buddy in math, or I catch her offering an answer to a question.  Those times are pretty amazing.  Our sweet Hallie is very sweet and very loving...but she's also very rambunctious.  But I'm learning that it's the age--you would think I could understand that, being a first grade teacher and all!  Ha!

We are praying for an amazing year for our little girl.  She is eager to learn about all the things Mommy teaches in first grade.  So that's pretty cool.

Meet the Teacher Night

First day of FIRST grade!

With Mrs. Miller and Baylor Intern, Miss Weaver

Hallie's Desk!

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