Friday, September 7, 2012

Milestones and failures


 A milestone occurred last week in Adeline's life.  Her first day of kindergarten!!!  It is only half-day (and we opted for afternoon), so it is the perfect break in our day.  Adeline LOVES it.....her favorites seem to be snack, recess, and the bus ride home.  That's my girl!

Now I'm going to tell you how I failed my first kindergarten homework assignment.  Seriously.  In Adeline's class, they have "Leader Day."  When it is your turn to be the leader, you get special privileges (like being first in line).  They go alphabetically through the list of kids and then start again, all through the year.  So, when your name is "Adeline," you apparently get to go first.
For their first leader day, the teacher sent home a scrapbook of sorts.  There is a page to put pictures of your family, artwork, etc.  On the facing page, you answer a few questions about the people in your family, what you like to do, and what makes you excited about kindergarten.  Her teacher and student teacher did the first two spreads about themselves as an example.  Of course, being the scrapbook enthusiast that I am, and considering I had a bunch of extra pictures lying around from our recent family photo shoot, I dove right into this project.  I wanted Adeline to be involved, so I had her write her own name on the name line and the names of all her family members....in pink of course, since that's her favorite color.  I asked her the other two questions and dutifully wrote down everything she said including "hanging my backpack on the hook," and didn't add anything of my own like "learning to read" (which apparently is completely overrated).  We did a few other decorations, and then I labeled our family pictures.....with a black sharpie.  Do you see where this is going?  It bled through to the student teacher's page.  Epic fail.  Of COURSE we had to do the first entry so the book will go home with everyotherkidinherclass.  Sweet.  At least it was the teacher and not some poor 5 yr old.   So that's why they sent home crayons and a pencil....


Sorry, Mrs Crush, we'll do better next time...


6 comments:

Just Mom said...

So, you're one of those moms. ;-D


I can't believe she's already starting kindergarten. Congratulations, Adeline!

Anonymous said...

Too cute, Lynn. I wouldn't say epic fail. I would say, learning experience, lol, Kristin Rohal

Mari said...

Kindergarten? I can't believe that. I remember when she was born just a few weeks ago!
She looks adorable. Her Mom must not be a complete failure. :)

Musicaljean said...

Well, I guess there's more than one way to stand out!! If that's the worst thing you ever do you'll be alright.

I think my biggest fail as a school mom happened when Lisa was in 10th grade! I sat beside a man at the hockey banquet and decided to make friendly conversation. I asked if he had a daughter playing hockey, to which he said his children were no longer in high school. I proceeded to ask what brought him to the hockey banquet. His answer - "Well, I'm the principal of the high school." I kid you not. I was sitting beside Mr. Murphy and I didn't even know him!!!!

Ginger said...

Lynn, she is growing more beautiful all the time. I cannot believe she's off to school.

Ha, I remember those booklets. I'm sure I blew it with at least one of my kids. Thankfully that is one of many things they have forgotten.

Tettelestai said...

Oh how fun and funny ;-) I somehow missed this post. Crazy, how did it feel sending the first one off? Does she have a Vera Bradley bag? Sweet!