Thursday, August 18, 2011

First Day of School 2011

A new Lemley Family tradition, a first day of school picture:Los Lemleys - First Day of School - 18 August 2011

I was all stressed this morning trying to balance getting Maximo to class without incident, with all his supplies, and hurrying back to my own classroom to the crazy first day advisory (homeroom) which included handing out schedules, locks, etc., so I didn't get a picture of him going into his classroom.

He did well, although cried when it was time to leave (as he did yesterday when we were leaving Open House). This week and next week are transition weeks, so they only go half days. It's tough for him because we're not there to pick him up, he just goes across the hall to Peter Pan, the onsite childcare. I guess it's better to cry because he didn't want to leave rather than cry because he didn't want to go!

And of course, I had to make a cute first day of school lunch. Although I tried to make tamago (egg) sushi because he loves it, but I failed miserably. (I have the special pan, but lacking in the special technique!) He still ate it though.After school today, we had a Listening Conference with his teacher where we talked about Maximo and she took notes. It's a new type of parent conference the Elementary School is doing to establish a good relationship between families and teachers - to have a positive meeting where the teacher can learn more about his/her students and their families.

It takes a whole lot of planning and organization to get everyone packed and out of the house and to their respective places in the morning, but we survived day 1. Only 179 more days to go...


Liz said...

Hi Julie that's a lovely photo. Who took it though? Also I am very very impressed with the lunch. I am goint to buy a rectangular pan for the eggs too and try that next week. Looks like you had a great day really.

Terie and Kelani said...

You all look great. The routine will get established and then it will be time for a vacation.

Julie said...

@ Liz - we took the picture using the timer on the camera.

@ Terie - Thanks! I think we already have a pretty good routine going, but it's A LOT of work. I was so glad when it was Friday so I didn't have to clean food recepticles, clothes, etc.

Celia said...

Lovely photo! Los Lemleys son guapos!