Hi! I also have a dd starting 1st grade this year. She did full day kindergarten last year and loved it. She's so excited about school starting on Aug. 14th.
What is your wish list for your child's first grade year?
I hope that she is happy first of all. I hope that she has a teacher that recognizes her intelligence even though she is shy.
What sort of experience would you like to manifest for them (type of teacher, friends, etc.)
I agree with a pp who wanted a teacher that has good classroom control. Her K teacher did not and there was a little boy who tormented her. I am so worried that same boy will be in her class again this year. I hope that she is tested for the gifted program (they don't do gifted in K here), so she will get the extra stimulation she needs.
Do you have any worries or concerns (doesn't matter if they're irrational-get them out now !)
My main concern is that we will be having a baby 3-4 weeks after school starts and I'm afraid that *I'll* be too overwhelmed to be as involved at school as I like to be. I want to be that parent that all of the teachers and other parents know is involved. Also, I like to be up there volunteering to really know what's going on in the school and to meet the other kids and parents. I hope I'll still be able to find time to do that.
Slightly OT-DD was in Daisy Scouts last year and had a BLAST! She is so exicted about her first Brownie meeting on Aug. 23rd.
Personally, I'm a little scared of the cookie selling since Daisies don't do that and it will be our first year.
DD also is doing violin lessons and gynmastics and I'm worried that she and/or I will get burned out doing too many activities.