I love that my kid is in school all day. I hate that my kid is in school all day.
I love the how the brain is developing and how letters become words. I hate that I am no longer needed to read a book.
I love that they have so many fun new experiences. I hate that I'm not there when they happen.
~I am sad that first grade went by so fast, I've been through this with Maya so I know how fast it goes from here. I have loved watching Eden blossom this year. She is so darn smart it's ridiculous, but because things come so easy she can be very lazy which makes for some tension around here some days.
What I LOVED most about first grade with Eden, and what I don't ever want to forget...
Her "SAVE THE APPLESAUCE" cause. She just couldn't watch all that applesauce go to waste! She is so my girl...
The way she folded every single piece of paper she was supposed to bring home from school and then stuffed her back pack to the max! Here is a sample of her paper folding and back pack stuffing.
The way she tackled me every time I walked into her classroom and insisted on a kiss on the lips. I had to pry her off of me every single time.
Having lunch with her at school. She made me feel like a celebrity.
Watching her play at recess when she didn't know I was there.
The way she would run to the fence during recess when she saw me and Camden rollerblading by.
The way she tied her sweater/sweatshirt around her waist. She even had one on during her class picture!
For the most part Eden had a great first grade year. She had a very loving teacher who truly saw Eden as the precious spirit that she is.
See Eden was in a class that had THREE special needs kids. There were two autistic little guys and one other child who had some serious behavior/emotional issues. I was the room mom and was in the classroom on a regular basis. I knew that her teacher had her hands full. Eden had been in an integrated kindergarten class so she already knew one of the boys very well, and she was not phased by their behavior.
A couple days after school got out I found this note in Eden's report card envelope.