Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Beginning


First day news. Teen Daughter's a freshman now and had a locker snafu, but other than that things went well. One teacher staged a dramatic eviction of a student that shook everyone up, but it was all a joke. After school she got this cool haircut. #1 son is a sixth grader and has performed imitations of his four teachers' introductions to our great amusement. I muddled through a long homeroom and 2 periods of language arts enjoying these big children. I wasn't quite on my game, but everyone seemed happy and relaxed. I told them they could pick their seats, but tonight I made a seating arrangement. Being too nice has too many drawbacks. Hope they're not overly disappointed and I also hope they don't think I lie regularly. Husbandman is not in school until next week so he's been singing Summer Time songs gloatingly this evening. Perhaps sensing our disgruntlement with his jollity, he volunteered to wash dishes for all of us this evening. It seemed only right. Posted by Picasa

13 comments:

Liz said...
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Anonymous said...

Hello mah frand,
Ros looks so great - love the hair! (Does she know that we MET at her age - gulp!). Very pleased to hear your stories as we attended the Kindergarten orientation last night and met Ms. Howard, the girl's first teacher. I should blog too, but from the parent point of view. Will I be a pain? Will the teacher like me? Do I really need to call her Ms. Howard????

Cari said...

I always told my students they could choose their seats until they proved that they couldn't handle it. Almost always, I had to make a chart. So you're just doing the inevitable.

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kc said...

good lord! look at the spam comments! crazy!

Roz's hair is sooooo awesome. LOVE it. V. sophisticated.

Can't believe it was your first day! I think the seating chart is the way to go. I use one. So much easier to take attendance, for one.

Miss you!

marion said...

I LOVE your haircut, Ros! You look like an "after" picture in a glamor magazine! I'm glad we all survived the first school day intact. I'd like to see Quinn's teacher impersonations!

Anonymous said...

Okay enough. I can't stand that Ros looks so grown up. Start putting her baby pics up the blog!!
The haircut is quite awesome...
jw

ABDmom said...

Love the haircut.

Julie said...

It's already been said, but I, too, think the haircut is simply awesome. Very city-sophisticated.

jdoc said...

Please tell R. that I will be looking for this photo the next time I get my haircut so as to replicate. Love it and feel very bad that I didn't say so sooner.

LH said...

Hey friends,
The haircut still looks good days after the cutting. That's the sign of a good haircut I think. Thanks for coming by to check out the do.

The first week of school is over, seating arrangements were accepted graciously. I have a tendency to over think everything.

JC, I always think it's funny that the parents call me Ms. so and so even after I've told them to call me by the first name. I call my kids' teachers by their first names. Did she have the first day yet?