Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Nedy begged long enough that we finally gave in. 

We now have two kids who are encouraged to practice kicking, punching and yelling.  I'm so proud.  :)


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nedy's First Day of First Grade

Nedy is officially a first grader!  After a few run-throughs last night of how to greet new people and introduce herself, she marched into the classroom like a pro this morning.  (Of course, it helps that her friend Ellena and neighbor Jack are friendly faces in the classroom crowd.) 

Nedy is in the MAC (Multi-Age Classroom) program, which means she is in a class of 42 first and second graders with two teachers.  She will be in that class again next year (as an "older") and will then move with the other kids her age to the next round of MAC for third and fourth graders, followed by MAC for fifth and sixth graders.  But let's not get ahead of ourselves.  ;) 

Ready to go!

Nedy and Ellena

The MAC classrooms are quite large and the kids work at tables, not at desks.
This photo is of morning "line time"--Mrs. French is sitting on the stool and
Mrs. Cassidy is on the floor. They seem like a dynamic duo!