Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First grade

On our way to school!

Elisabeth started first grade this week. It's a little scary and sad to think that Monday through Friday, she's in school with friends and a teacher for 7 hours a day, and at home, awake and with her family for only five hours a day. Thankfully, we've got the weekends and breaks too. I know that as she grows, her peers are going to be a big influence in her life. We just need to keep doing what we're doing, teaching her to follow Christ and be a good citizen and pray that she will make good choices, and good friends and follow after our example(hopefully it's mostly good :)) and the example of her Savior.

Her first day of all-day school went well. She has been working with her first grade teacher since January last year because of her advanced reading skills, so it was nice for her to have that familiarity. She also knows several kids in class from church and the neighborhood which helped. Even though we were still crazy busy today, I caught myself thinking of her often, wondering how she was doing. We love our Elisabeth.

1 comment:

Angela said...

I know exactly how you feel. It is always difficult to send our children out into the world and out of our arms, no matter how old they are. Our Elisabeth has a good solid foundation and a loving home to come home to. A heaven on earth. Six years flew by.