This morning, my daughter embarked on a tradition many kids look forward to each and every fall. Her first day of First Grade!
She was excited last night, excited this morning, and SUPER excited to find out that School starts at NINE am this year.
Which means for her that she can watch about an HOUR and a HALF of Television before school. How educational!!! Maybe I'll find someone who can teach her how to play piano. Or download some First Grade work for her to do from 7:30 until NINE.
The start time sort of puts a kabosh to every working parent who usually brought their kid to school at 8:00, before work, let them play out or sit and read for a half hour before school, and start at 8:30.
My ONLY guess is that there were so many tardies (MY kids included) that they needed to do something. Rather than work with parents, possibly PURCHASE A BUS, and try to find out what the problem is getting kids to school on time, they decided to drag it back a half hour.
Its the Kotzebue way I guess...lets do the least possible, to get passing results. Not that I'm complaining, I'm just giving my OPINION about the school system/administration/board.
BUT...it doesn't help to complain! I'm sure some parents like it...the ones who don't work, or work later in the day. So, we'll just take what we can get this year.
I guess the only real thing we can complain about is that Kaisa and her friends aren't in the same class. She has two really close friends, Emily (below) and Jessalyn. Both girls are in Miss Phillips' class, and Kaisa is in Mrs. Hulley's class. Which, technically could be a GREAT thing all around since all they do is giggle and talk! So...maybe I won't complain about this year!
Here's a Good Luck to everyone who has children starting school this year. I hope everyone has a grand time, and learns a LOT!
I'm expecting my first grader to come out reading at fifth grade level, doing algebra!....
just kidding. I'd be happy if she was into chapter books!