Friday, September 14, 2012

The Little Scholar

It's been a week and a half and the little scholar has been LOVING school.  She's adjusted very well and wakes up every morning saying, "Do I get to go to school today?"

Her teacher is PRECIOUS and is so full of love and patience.  What a godsend.
My favorite part of the morning is Gianna sporting her backpack with a spring in her step to the car.
Friday's is school t-shirt day.  They are so cute in the sea of purple. 
Today we had a challenging hair day, so what started out as pigtales, ended up in some loopy braids.  So cute.
And here are the first school papers for posterity's sake.... 
Her social skills are far better than her coloring skills. 
Let's hope the listening skills outweigh them all!
Off to a good start, I see.

And let the homework begin.... 
I cannot tell you how hard it has been to help her write her name.  We erase as much as we write and I think the writing her name six times took just under an hour to complete! I had to wake her up at 6:30am to finish the homework we started last night (above) as to avoid a mother/daughter meltdown. As you can see in the note I wrote on her paper - I am hoping our struggles have to do with her left-handedness and not because her skills are sub par.

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As far as her behavior goes, she's been really good (other than the coloring on the table incident from the last post).  She gets very nervous when other children get in trouble and one night she told me she didn't want to go to school the next day because she didn't want "Johnny" to get his name moved again. She laid in bed for an hour because she was obsessing over the potential situation.  We prayed for "Johnny" and she was THRILLED the next day when he didn't get in trouble.  I decided not to be overcome with worry about hr behavior.  My friend told her that her 3 year old threw his shoes at his teacher last week -- and the next day, called his teacher a name that no three year old should be familiar with. I'm thinking I'll let her do the worrying.

I don't think she has any one child that is her good friend, but I think that's going to be how she is throughout her life.

Oh, and for those of you who are worried about my adjustment to school and the separation from my munchin --- don't.  I am adjusting beautifully!!!  :)  That is directly related to how happy she is and how well she's adjusting.

 I only really have about 2 and a half hours before I'm reunited with her each day.  I'm still trying to become much more productive with that time.  I can start more things -- just not finishing much.


  1. I don't understand the struggling with handwriting part ... it looks fine to me! :) Lefties are their own special, hard-headed, creative breed. Thanks for the post - I love reading these!

  2. My family always dreaded teaching me things like writing, crocheting, etc because they said it seemed backwards to them since I was left handed too!
    I love that she is a leftie ;). It justs seems to fit her fun personality! Love y'all!!

  3. Looks like Gianna has adjusted really well. I am so glad for your sake. It seems we mothers worry much more than we should. Our children take it all in stride and come out on top! Still praying for your family. Happy for you both.

  4. As the mother of a leftie daughter,too, I am sure Gianna will be just fine. Lefties use the creative side of their brain more,and are the only people in their right mind.

  5. It's a good thing she's not in class with one of mine, or she'd be up all night worrying!!! I am so happy to hear you both are doing great with this adjustment! Poise N Ivy is a special place that God has surely blessed!!! Love,Carrie C


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