School starts at 8:30, so Andrew and I thought it would be fun to go into work a little late and skip the before care today so that we could see him get started on his first day. The class lines up outside of the pre-k room where their teacher, Mrs. Harren, takes them upstairs to their classroom.
This is where I was totally caught of guard. We have been at this school since Joshua was 10 weeks old, so I figured that moving up to Kindergarten wouldn't affect me very much and that I wouldn't get too emotional. Boy, was I wrong! As soon as he was lined up to go upstairs, here come the waterworks! I was crying, and then laughing at myself for crying! But no matter where it is, starting kindergarten is such a right of passage, and the official beginning to his educational career. It's a big deal!
When they arrived upstairs, they learned that the first thing they do before going inside the classroom is give Mrs. Harren a hug. :)
They each have their assigned seats with their supply boxes and pouches on the back of their chairs to hold their work. So school-like!
The first thing they did was learn the pledges of allegiance: to the American flag, to the Christian flag, and to the Bible.
After the pledges, it was calendar time, and our cue to leave. But of course, not before snapping one last picture.
In light of their big day, we thought it would be fun to celebrate with dinner out. Joshua picked In n Out, which is always a family favorite.
And we finished our meal with a couple of milkshakes!
Hey, Andrew! Save some for the rest of us!
It was a wonderful day of new beginnings! I can't wait to see what they learn and how they grow this year. It's so exciting, and we couldn't be prouder of both of them!