Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to school

As many of you know, I have been teaching Emma at home through Georgia Cyber Academy.  She has been at home with me, for half of K and all of 1st grade. Over the summer Ike and I started to talk about when we thought we should send Emma back to regular school.  For a while, things are home were getting pretty rough with Emma, and it was starting to make the mother/daughter relationship feel very strained, since she was having trouble distinguishing between my role as her teacher and my role as her mom. We debated back and forth all summer about what to do, and we just couldn't seem to make a decision. Finally, with about 2 weeks until the start of our local public school, we decided to talk to Emma and see what she wanted to do. She really wanted to go back to regular school, so we decided to give it a try.  So, on Friday, August 6th, Emma started 2nd grade at the brand new Pine Grove Elementary.  I was really nervous for her, but she did great.  She wouldn't even let me walk her in once we got to school. She said that she would be fine, and walked in all by herself.  We were really proud of her. She came home after school on the bus, and said she had a good day, and that she liked her teacher.  So, only time will tell, but we are hoping for a great year.

Here are some pictures of her on her 1st day.

Some of you may notice that she only has one earring in.  I would like to say that I was a super observant parent, and didn't let my child go to school on the 1st day with only 1 earring in, but....I did.  I didn't even notice it until after she was already at school and I was back home downloading the pictures off the camera.  Uggh. Maybe nobody noticed. Ha!


  1. I guess you must be getting bored with Emma at school, since you're blogging again! I think that's so funny about the earring. I'm sure no one noticed. I want to see a pic of her backpack. It looks cute!

  2. Our girls are growing up too fast! Emma is a cutie...even with one earring in!