Friday, August 08, 2008

Student of the Week

When Kylie got picked to be the first student of the week, Jason was convinced it was because she's asian like her teacher. He was a little disappointed when Kylie told him that they drew names out of a jar, but secretly he still thinks her ethnicity will score her the "favorite student" spot. I'm thinking they probably don't promote reverse racism in first grade, but either way, Kylie was excited to be the first student of the week and it was fun to come in and see her little presentation. We brought in donuts and while I was passing them out the teacher was collecting these gold fish that they earn throughout the week. If they earn 20 then they get to put their name into a raffle drawing. Kylie thought she had 20 but when she took them up there her teacher said she only had 19. Immediately a little boy came up to Kylie and gave her one of his goldfish so that she would have enough. It was the sweetest thing ever, I think I want her to marry him. So far she is liking first grade, and I think I'm the one that's missing kindergarten the most. In first grade they already take the morning recess away, no set snack time, 30 spelling words and phonograms instead of 15, they play on the big playground with the big kids and no more cutesy songs and projects. But she's having fun so I guess that's all that matters, right? It's cute to see her becoming more responsible too, she still wakes up with her alarm every morning and gets herself dressed and ready. She also doesn't fight me as much with the homework (it's still a point of contention, but atleast we're making progress). I'm glad she's enjoying school and she sure did make a cute little star student!

3 comments:

Ricky and Janessa Cazier said...

What a cute girl! No wonder that boy gave her one of his fish. He's probably noticed how cute she is too and would love to hear that her mother wants him to marry her:) Was it Brycen, by chance? I can't believe how much they have those first graders doing. I'm glad she's enjoying it though.

Jodee said...

She looks so grown up!

thoughts said...

Hi Jamie - was reading your blog and laughed out loud when I read what Jason said about Kyle being the first student of the week, "was convinced it was because she's asian like her teacher". Hey I actually might agree with him... its an Asian thing: :)

Hope you are doing well....
<3 marie