2nd Grade

I'm so proud of this kid! Landon started 2nd Grade on Monday and loves it. Up until about an hour before school started Landon was telling me he didn't want to go to school unless it was at Prairie Hills (his CO school). We talked about how a boy from Primary was in his new class and I would be driving him so he would have a few minutes to play on the playground before the bell rings and even though he only knew one kid (barely, he had gone to primary only once with the kid) it would only take one day and he would know his whole class.

So, begrudingly he put on his new Star Wars t-shirt (yeah, I know! How could I deny him, though? When we were school clothes shopping he saw it and declared that it would be his first day of school shirt so he could "show off"!) He ate his favorite breakfast (scrambled eggs and sausage). He checked to make sure he had all his school supplies in his backpack. And he gathered up all his courage for a new school year at yet, another new school (his third in three years). By the time we were ready to go he was so excited I could barely get a picture of him (thus the van and lovely garage in the background) and he made me promise, "no pictures at the school" because he didn't the other kids to see. When we picked up Landon from school he couldn't wait to tell us about his great day:
*He made a friend named Zach who has the same hair as him
*All the boys in his class thought his shirt was awesome
*His teacher was really nice and he got to put is name in the "bug jar"
*His music teacher is also his art teacher and she calls everyone dude and dudette
*He wants to bring home lunch from now on because this school doesn't let you get seconds unless you go to the sald bar
*He got a sucker (which he gave to Isaac, who saw it and screamed,"nanie!")
*He says, "school is awesome and I really like the kids in my class."
*He got the most math problems right on the worksheet the class did.

(Landon telling Austin all about his day at school. ".... and Austin, when you go to Kindergarten next year I'll be in third grade and I'll be able to show you all around the school and tell you what you have to do...."

Last night I got a phone call from Mrs Kellerman, Landon's teacher. She said she wanted to tell me that Landon is such a great kid and he's doing really well so far. She's impressed with his reading and addition skills. He's well-liked by the other kids and she's happy he's in her class. I'll take a phone call like that any day!


runningfan said...

Fabulous pictures. Kids are so resilient. I bet Landon will have a great year!

Jenn S said...

Oh, what a great post! So glad to hear his day went well! Love the phone call from his teacher...they should all do that!

LOVE that picture of those boys walking. Austin is lucky to have such a great big brother!

Maynards said...

Go Landon! What a brave kid to just jump right in there. He must have a good mom.

Colleen said...

Hooray for great first weeks! Not that I would doubt that Landon would have a problem at all, he's such a wonderful kid. I wish he was going to his Prarie Hills school too...because then you'd be here!

Hillary said...

I love back to school pictures! They are getting so big. Glad they had a great day! Hope you are feeling well.

Nancy K said...

Such a good feeling to know they are fine at school! Good for him. Tough to be the new kid, but of course he is such a great kid to be friends with!

510Jen said...

Can't believe we have 2nd graders. He is getting so big. Loved seeing you this summer. Just caught up on your blog we love lava hot springs too so peaceful.

my4suns2 said...

How can you not love Landon? His smile is infectious. Dallin misses him so! I'm glad he had a great first day!

shay said...

I'm glad he had a good day. Madi & Dev started too. Madi had a harder time than Dev. 3 schools in 3 years! I'd have hard time too! Hopefully we can stay put for a while! Congrats on the baby! You're brave! I'm so not ready for another! Can't wait to hear that it's a girl! =)

shauntelle said...

you are so incredible! i love all the great scenes you catch, like the boys walking and talking. you always include such great details...wish i could be more like you!