Thursday, August 21, 2008

There's a first time for everything

Ok, I'm a little nervous since this is my first blog. Well, not my FIRST first, since we blog all the time in my classroom, but that's SO different since they are writing about what they think and feel and all I have to do is respond and encourage.


But when I am thinking about school starting next week, I'm thinking about my daughter who is going into first grade for the second time. It's the best decision for her, but still it haunts me that the kids will make fun of her and then I will be arrested for fist-fighting an eight-year-old. She is a strong, sweet, funny little peanut and I loathe the idea of someone taking that away simply by being unthinkingly cruel. They are, after all, seven and eight years old. So we are being upbeat and positive and arming her will ALL kinds of self-esteem without making her unbearably big-headed (tough to do!). I would LOVE to believe my husband who says she'll be fine and would I just GO TO SLEEP already, but I know just how wonderful or awful kids can be.


Katie said...

Yay for you! Good luck to your little girl. First grade is pretty young for the other kids to realize that she wasn't in their class last year, plus it sounds like you've given her enough confidence to take care of herself. :) She's adorable btw

Rikki said...

thank you!

you know, I would have agreed with you until I started teaching ninth graders - they do remember things like that. It's crazy what they remember, like who in third grade didn't get invited to a birthday party and WHY. My babysitter was teased until she graduated high school for "failing" kindergarten! But, her ability to blow it off and still be amazing makes me proud of her and have nothing but hopes for my peanut :o)

Karen said...

Congratulations on your first post!

Will said...

Hey new blogger!