Saturday, May 16, 2009

no more school...no more books

NO MORE TEACHERS DIRTY LOOKS

Here are a few pictures for the grandma who was in "China" and the other one who had "meetings". 






I brought the wrong lens and could only get decent shots from REALLY close.  Like smell my breath close.  I didn't think the other parents would like that.  Oops.




 Halfway through graduation, Gwen stands up and says "Mommy..I need to pee."  I thought the program had to be almost over so I motioned for her to sit down and shut-up.  It wasn't close to being over...and to make a long stupid story short...I took her to the bathroom.

I am getting homesick just thinking about Kindergarden!!

What are your thoughts about half day, full day, morning, afternoon, and riding the bus??

12 comments:

The Johnsons said...

Congrats Gwen! Is she excited for Kindergarten? Shae went to half day and I think that is the best way to get the used to school. All day is too long for those little kids. I bet she will love Kindergarten.

Loriannie said...

OOHHHH! Her Cap and diploma picture is so cute! It is scary to me to think about all this growing up and going to kindergarten, 'cause doesn't that mean I am getting REALLY old? Gwen will be terrific in kindergarten though. Full day will be harder on you then her.

Jennie said...

gkhbhnjhkj (that's from Jameson). He wanted to tell Gwen congrats. THey don't do half day here. I think it stinks.

Sarah said...

With the lame-o legislature changing the class sizes to like 80 kids per 1 teacher...I think half day is best. Marcus comes home from school and takes a nap.

Melanie said...

I remember Nanette and I having a tug of war about riding the bus to kindergarten. She insisted she would and I didn't want her to. It's really hard with the oldest. We compromised and I took her the first day and she rode the bus the rest of the year with no problems. Of course that was almost 20 years ago. I cried when I left her at school, she didn't. Good luck!

patty said...

I think that is my favorite picture of Gwen ever. Sorry I had to be in 'China'. You don't know how sorry.

Crystal said...

Gwen looks adorable! Can she even walk in those shoes!?! I can't...she is better than me.

Emily P said...

Haylee is going to full day and I think that that will be better than dropping her off and having to go right back and get her at 11am. That is bad reasoning, but she is actually happier the more time she gets to spend away from me.j/k She is actually most excited about buying a lunch box and taking lunch with her to school. That's my daughter! Gwen looks so old in those pictures!! What a cutie!!

Nat said...

What a cute girl! I have sent two
of my kiddos to kindergarten in th
e morning for half a day on the bus. That is the only option here, so I didn't have to worry about that. I love that it is only half a day.

Nanette Gamble said...

The nice thing about full day school would be that you would get a nice long break from your child. I think that it would be too hard on them at first, because they need to ease into the school thing and so I think half day would probably be the best. School buses scare me because they don't have seat belts, but Ethan really wants to ride on one!

Congrats to Gwen! I am glad that Ethan still has a couple of years before he goes to kindergarten.

Elaine Goold said...

Oh my, I love that first little flirtly photo of Gwen! That is too cute! Congratulations on your graduation, Gwen! Okay, as a school teacher, here are my thoughts on Kindergarten. The kids at my school desperately NEED full day kindergarten, because I work at a Title 1 school (which means it is in a low socioeconomic area [=poor]) and the kids come to kindergarten not knowing how to count, their letters, how to write their name, sit still long enough to hear a story read to them, cut, go up stairs, etc. etc. They are so far behind normal kids that it is pitiful. If Gwen already knows how to count, can recognize and name the letters of the alphabet, write her name, knows some sounds of the letters of the alphabet, etc., she would be fine with half-day. But full day is not hard on kids - they get used to it very quickly. If your school has both, you'll just have to decide what would be best for Gwen. My oldest 6 kids all went to full day in Alaska and I LOVED it! Eric went to full day here in St George and I LOVED it! But I'm not very maternal - I can hardly wait until all my kids are gone and I am an "empty nester".

Sarah said...

She is so cute. I love your pictures, you do such a great job. I prefer half day classes, but I only have two kids, ask me after I have another one.