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!