Getting Ready....

I remember quite a bit about my first grade experience. I remember my teacher's name, where I sat in the classroom, where the pencil sharpener was located and many of the kids that were in my class. Now, I have a first grader!
I don't know how many of you readers can relate to this, but growing up and going to school in a small town is clearly different from "city life." When we went school shopping, it consisted of getting a few outfits, a new pair of shoes, a couple of notebooks and if you were lucky, a new Trapper Keeper.
I get that times have changed, budgets have been cut, etc., but school shopping still took some getting used to. For Kindergarten, all I had to do was send a $25 check and magically all the school supplies that Colton needed appeared on his desk on his first day of school.
This year, I actually had a list sent to me. This list was quite specific. Crayola crayons, Elmer's glue sticks, Prang or Crayola watercolor paints, Ziploc freezer bags....it goes on. So there I was at Target with all the other parents with my sheet of paper held up to my face searching for the right items. (Secretly, it was kind of fun.....). So here's what I ended up bringing home. There a still a couple of items that he needs, but we do have a couple of more weeks. Oh, and don't forget, the "white soled tennis shoes for PE" are a must!
Now that I think about it, I'm pretty sure I had some white soled shoes for PE all through elementary as well.
Colton is quite excited to start school. Now that he knows one of his buddies from Sunday School will be in his class, he's counting down the days!


Swanson Family said...

awesome shoes. i can't believe he is in forst grade!!!!

Jill said...

Wow. I cannot believe you have a first grader, either.

I heard some mom yelling at her kid at Walmart the other day (moms always yell at their kids at Walmart. That is why I don't like it there) in the school supplies aisle. She was complaining because her daughter wasn't picking out a backpack fast enough.

I thought that was sad. I remember how excited I got going school shopping (and you are right...we had to have crayons and maybe a notebook, but that seemed to be about it!) and was sad for the little girl that was getting yelled at while doing something that is supposed to be fun and exciting.

Glad you had fun with it. The years will go by so fast, and you'll be wishing you were buying crayons again when you are paying for his dorm room.

Jaci said...

Those are some tight sneaks kid. He's gonna need them to play "chase the ladies" on the playground. :o)

BTW: I was the one who showed up for school with last year's school supplies, never the right brand of anything, borrowed the good crap from you kids who had the 64 pack of crayons & broke your favorite seafoam green one screwing off.

I was also the one who always had something obnoxious that got taken away for breaking the rules...like a New Kids on the Block folder that was specifically banned, but I snuck into the cart...and then the teachers would take it. I was so hardcore man. (Yeah right). Haa!! How funny to reminisce about this stuff. Cute.

A Day In The Life.... said...

Jaci - for some reason I'm really not surprised that you were the one breaking other kids' crayons or sneaking contraband into the classrooms!