Thursday, September 10, 2009

Writers Workshop - The first day of 3rd grade

It's Thursday...and that means Mama Kat hosts her weekly writers workshop. You can join in the fun by heading over to her blog and choosing your prompt.

The Prompts:

1.) What does marriage mean to you?(inspired by Jon Gosselin) :)

2.) Scaredy Cat!!!(inspired by Brandi from Not Your Average Soccer Mom)

3.) List the pieces of you that have come from those around you?(inspired via Tweet by Angela from My So-Called Chaos)

4.) The first day of...(inspired by me. again.)

5.) Transcribe a recent entertaining conversation you recently had with someone.(inspired by me...I'm so inspirational for myself.)

Tomorrow my 'baby' boy will start 3rd grade...and I have very mixed emotions...I guess that comes with the territory of being a mother...on one hand, you want your kids to stay little and dependent on you forever...but on the other it's exciting to see them grow and learn and achieve their goals in life.

Last night was meet the teacher...our division is the only one in the City that has these meetings before school starts and I think it's a fantastic idea. The kids know who their teacher is and know exactly where the classroom is...and best of all there is no lugging a bajillion school supplies to school on the first day...because we dropped them all off last night.

Back to the teacher...she seems great! Yes she's young and is about a year out of university...something that had me a little disappointed, at first...the boy had a 'newer' teacher for 1st grade and she really had no idea how to handle rambunctious 6 year olds. But this one seems like she knows what she's up against...bonus!

The boyfriend was teasing the boy before our meeting...saying his teacher was going to give him homework...the boy responded with "impossible we haven't even had our first day yet"...but guess what? The boyfriend was totally right! The teacher handed the boy a paper bag just before we left and told him it was an "all about me" bag that they would share on the first day of school with the rest of the class...he was to put 2 or 3 items in the bag that he could show to his class. So the boy chose 2 baby pictures and a baseball card...since baseball is his favourite sport! He was going to put in one of his pokemon cards because he is obsessed with all things pokemon...but then thought he'd just go with a second baby picture because he didn't want to lose one of his most prized possessions...lol.

So there you have it...there is no denying it...my baby is a big boy...a big 3rd grader...where does the time go???


Melissa said...

They do grow so fast...!! And wow, you guys start school late (or we start early).. my kids have been in school for 3 weeks...yikes!!

That Girl said...

lol, yep 3 weeks here too.

3rd grade sucks!

Ter said...

oh my... wouldn't want to loose a pokemon card! ;)

happy first day of grade 3! ;)

SupahMommy said...

awww.. what do you know! 2 above me in mama kats is mel!!

sweet boy!! all it takes is that 1st year under your belt and you;ve got it under control for the most part!! (teaching)

what pics did he take?

LazyCrazyMama said...

We start late around here too, but we've been in since the 1st here.
Hope his teacher is truly great! It really makes a big difference!

Jennifer said...

Yep, we've been in school for the past several weeks too...already passing the swine flu around at our school..
Time does fly. I hope your boy has a great year in 3rd grade!

Margaret said...

They grow up way too fast. I wish my kids had had back to school night before school started. It's a great idea.

Staci said...

Crazy! I bet it seems like he was starting kindy yesterday! I hope his day was awesome!!!! What do you think of the "new" way they are doing school? You said they changed right?!?!

~~Mel~~ said...

Supah - he took a pic from when he was 10 months old and one when he was 2 years old...both professional photos so I don't have them online :(

Stac - I totally forgot that I had blogged about that...in the end they informed us that they won't be changing over to a "balanced school day" because so many parents were against it...I was kind of on the fence about it all along...but deep down I'm glad they didn't change anything...I hate change!

onegirliegirl said...

Yeah! They grow up soooo fast! Hey boy, enjoy 3rd grade, it totally rocks!

xoxo ~Lisa

~*~ Melissa ~*~ said...

Congrats to the big 3rd grader! time sure does fly by doesn't it!

Hanks said...

They do grow so fast...!! And wow, you guys start school late (or we start early).. my kids have been in school for 3 weeks...yikes!!