Friday, August 12, 2016

Jonah's 5th Grade Meet The Teacher

 5th grade!  Wowzers.  It seems like yesterday that we held the hand of a super timid kid and walked up to this school with so many unknowns.  Today, he walked steps ahead of us while waving to friends and speaking to people he knew as he walked up.  
 We immediately saw Ava.  These two have been together (except for 2nd grade) since 3 year old preschool.  

 We're super blessed to have this kid.  We have loved watching him grow and develop.  I can only imagine what is ahead for him this year.  

 (I forgot I still had shades on so we did a redo!)
 We ran into Katie Evans first thing.  She gave Jonah the most amazing 4th grade year and we will always be indebted to her.  Her little girl Hailey is in Micah's class this year.  So, she's stuck with us for another year.  
 The line to get teacher's names was wrapped around the building.  We decided to skip the line at the beginning and just wait at his teacher's door for the time to start.  Logan and Riley hung out with us there.  The obliged me by smiling for a few photos.  

 Mrs. Willard saw us out there and invited us in early.  We are so excited to have her as a teacher this year.  I've heard the most wonderful things about her so I can't wait to see how she helps Jonah and works with him.  
 While we chatted with her, those three checked out the names on the class list.  We know most every one of the kids in there so that will be fun.  

 Speaking of knowing the kids, here area  few of them.  

 The boys made themselves at home in the reading corner.  
 Oh, sweet DeAnna.  We love her.  She and Jonah are co-anchors on the news this year.  We've been with her all but two years.  

 Jonah and Abigail were in preschool together and then many classes together over their years at Freedom.  
 Jonah with Mason and Garrett.  Garrett is in his class again this year.  
 We love us some Pam Andrews.  She moved from 3rd grade to a resource position this year.  She will actually be in Micah's room the first week of school this year to help.  Micah is super happy about that.  
 After the lines were gone, we went in to get his teacher assignment.  Yes, we had already visited the classroom but I have one of these photos from every year so I needed one from this year as well. 
 Dan was talking to our new principal, Mr. Leader as Jonah and I walked up.  He was able to introduce him to Jonah and Jonah was able to act incredibly awkward like he had never met another human before.  
We always have to get a picture with Aaron.  These two neighbors didn't end up in the same class this year but they are on the same soccer team, go to church together and live on the same street so I think the will see each other on occasion!  :-)

 Dan had to go fix a computer for a teacher who needed some help.  Jonah and Logan played in Logan's mom's room while he worked.  
 They were getting crazier by the minute so I took them to see their former teachers like I do every year.  Mrs. Newman made them dress up like pirates.  

 We caught Mrs. Leonard as she was finishing up her last student.  
 Leigh Hoover was doing teacher and room assignments so we ran back in to see her again since we had forgotten a picture the first time.  
 Dan was in Mrs. Myers' room working so we took a quick picture with her to round out a photo with every teacher that has taught him in his 6 years at Freedom.  
Jonah is NOT ready for school to start but he IS excited about his teacher, his class and great year ahead.  

6 years of Meet The Teacher for Jonah

Kindergarten- Mrs. Myers

1st Grade- Mrs. Hoover
2nd Grade- Mrs. Newman

3rd Grade- Mrs. Leonard

4th Grade- Mrs. Evans

5th Grade- Mrs. Willard

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Micah's Kindergarten Meet The Teacher

This crazy boy met his Kindergarten teachers tonight.  He's such a funny kid with a big personality. He makes me laugh...even when trying to take serious pictures at our front door.   (Don't you love my super cute sign made my friend Amanda???)
 Micah was thrilled it was raining when we arrived because he got to use his umbrella.  That kid loves an umbrella and relishes every opportunity to use it.  
 The very first friend we saw was Olivia.  Olivia and Micah go to church together and now they go to school together.  She is in Jonah's best friend's mom's class. 
 Speaking of church, here are 4 kiddos from our children's ministry at Stetson.  They were all in nursery together and now will be in Kindergarten together.  

 Here are our 9 Kindergarten teachers.  
 Micah ended up being the line leader as his class left the parents and went to their classrooms for some time together.  His teacher just text me to say he was a great line leader and so sweet.  

 We stayed in with the administration so they could go over things with parents while kids were in their classrooms.  When we walked into the classroom, all the kids were in various centers doing their thing.  Micah and Grayson happened to be together.  

 Hailey and Micah met last year when her mom taught Jonah in 4th grade.  We've played with her some and been intentional about helping them become friends.  Isn't she a cutie?

 Micah's class is a co-taught class with 24 students and 2 teachers.  It seemed a little overwhelming in the room tonight but I know it will be a great year for them.  ALL 24 OF THEM!!!

 I can't even believe these two babies are all grown up and ready for Kindergarten.  They've been part of every milestone in each other's life so it was only appropriate they ended up in the same classroom.  
 Back in September, they met Sam when his family started coming to our church.  These three are in the same class at school and in all the same stuff at church.  

 This crew (Claire, Micah, Maverick & Grayson) were all in VPK together at Blake.  I can hardly believe they are all in the same class together.  

 Micah and Hailey again!

 When Jonah was in VPK at ECDC, I always carried Micah inside in his carrier so I could pick Jonah up.  There was another mom there with a baby in a carrier.  That baby was Ava.  Now Micah and Ava are in class together.  Jonah and her big sister Abigail have been in several classes together at Freedom as well.  

 We're happy to be in the same class as Sam this year.  (Are you sensing a theme here?  We're really happy to be with a lot of our friends!)
 One of Micah's teachers this year is Melissa Flesch.  I've spent a good bit of time in the classroom over the last two days so I've gotten to know her a lot better.  I'm excited for him to be with her.  

 His other teacher is Tina Myers.  She was Jonah's kindergarten teacher as well.  We could not be more pleased that Micah will be taught by her.  She's the best!

 These two had to hug it out before saying goodbye.  

 And, a little more appropriate of these two...much more natural!

We're already so excited for this year.  Micah is in a strong class full of kids we already love and with two amazing educators.  I have a feeling Kindergarten is going to be hard to top!


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