Here is my handsome little man all ready for his first day of school. We left the house at around quarter to 7. That’s a whole hour and a half before school starts. I love his enthusiasm!There was lots of time to kill so Blake, Scott and I visited the nature reserve
Soon it was time to go out to play before school began. Blake was used to this, but it was very new to the rest of little grade ones. While they stayed pretty close to the equipment Blake went out to play four square with his fifth grade friends.
Then it was time to line up. Ready to start a new year!
The next time I saw Blake it was time for the assembly. Here he is sitting next to his wonderful teacher. Once again, the Hossacks won the teacher lottery. We have a strong group of teachers at SAS and the first grade team is no exception, but I am especially thankful he is with Brenda Erickson. She is, without a doubt, one of the most loving and positive people I know. I just feel like he will be wrapped in a cocoon of goodness for his whole time at school. Another reason I feel blessed is because the TA in Blake’s room is Ms Connie. When I taught grade one, Con and I were a team. She is very special to me and I love knowing that she and Blake are going to be together all day. You might remember that Blake was born a few weeks early. In fact, Scott and I had other plans for that day. We were planning on going to Connie’s wedding on January 19th, but Blake had other ideas. The day Blake was born and the day Connie was married are the same day. Pretty cool!
During the assembly, Blake helped out his teachers by getting some props that rolled off the stage.
We finished the school day where we started, back in the nature reserve. This time he had a good old splash with three of his buddies.
Such a fabulous day! I know he will sleep well tonight.