We're all set for Bee's first day of first grade. Some of us more than others. The lunch is packed, the backpack is stuffed with school supplies, all labeled as directed. She was certain that she was going to wear her 'Cinco de' Mayo' outfit for the first day (which you may remember involved an undershirt worn as the top).
Unfortunately it doesn't meet dress code, so that was a no go. We compromised on another dress, slightly less festive.
After back-to-school night, I started feeling like there was just so much to take care of. Lunch, snack, gym shoes, Ar books, an agenda and somthing about green folders and red folders and a purple notebook for something else (I had not idea that we teachers stressed parents out so much).
We made up a few things that will hopefully help with the mornings. Bee has a special related curriculum each day along with Spanish, library and a spelling test, etc. Hopefully this little guy will help us make sure we have all the needed items for that days activity. The colorful clothespin will get moved to mark each day. Tuesday will be a busy day, plus we have mini 4H in the evening this year on the same day. She'll be all kinds of well rounded.
Her teacher told us at back to school night that a major theme for first semester is independence. Hopefully this chart will help Bee be more independent in the mornings. This morning, I took pictures of her getting ready for the day. We listed them all out and have this posted hanging by the other one on the fridge. I'm hoping to have to be less nagging.
Her schultuete is ready. Not that she's asked me about it. 500 times.
Our chalkboard countdown has reached the end. We are ready for school. Lou promises me we can play monster trucks all day with Bee gone. (And look at those gumball machines. They are almost full and we have planned our special trip to the amusement park.)
I am linking up to some of these fine kiddo related parties:
Wednesday's A story + art = A Great stART @ A Mommy's adventures, Made by Little Hands Mondays @ delicate CONSTRUCTION Wednesday's Kids Get Crafty @ Red Teg Art's Blog, Tuesday's Show and Tell blog hop ad ABC and 123, Tot Tuesdays at Delicious Ambiguity, For the Kids Fridays @ Sun Scholars