Thursday, November 07, 2013

First Grade

This is the year of first grade.  Yup, Simone began the school year with Mr. Highfield - who will be her teacher through 8th grade if all goes according to plan.  She and 16 other kids are all getting to know each other real well.
Yay, first grade!!!
It's been a little bit of an adjustment, she gets to sit at a desk, which is both exciting and challenging.  She's currently in the "gold" row, and every month she gets a new desk partner.

So far they've gone through a unit of reading/writing and a unit of math, and while she loves reading, she had some resistance to math initially.  It seems as though Mr. Highfield was able to get through that resistance and she had a good time.
Also, she learned to finger crochet, and then made some knitting needles and is now knitting like a mad woman - I think she's knit more than Mary has in the past week.  She's made a scarf for her stuffed animals, a small kitten and a momma cat.  I'm sure she'll soon learn the purl stitch soon.

Snow queen outfit
We had the Halloween celebration just last week, and tomorrow night we have the lantern walk with the 2nd and 3rd grade classes.

Gwinna costume - made by Mary

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