Saturday, August 23, 2008

A New School Year Begins

I can't believe school started Thursday. I am now the parent of a middle school student- yikes! My son, Thomas, started the new year at Brody Middle School. He loves his Applied Tech class since he gets to use computers and had a pretty good first day. It's too bad he got sick and had to miss his second day! Here he is all ready for his first day as a middle school student:

The girls are back into the familiar surroundings of Park Avenue Elementary. Jordan is in 4th grade and has Mrs. Riordan, Mindi is in 1st grade and has Mrs. Anderson/ Mrs. Jannes for her teachers, all 3 are wonderful teachers we have had before. We have new third grade teachers this year and Lisa has Mrs. Aeilts. She is new to Park Avenue and to teaching. She was very nice and Lisa is looking forward to having her for a teacher this year. I took a few pics of the girls before we left for school and then a few more when we got to school.

Starting a new school year meant lots of new supplies- we had a whole chest full!! I had to take a few pics for my scrapbook, of course.

Our complete school supply list this year included:
  • 35 pocket/prong folder
  • 25 notebooks
  • 10 packages loose leaf paper
  • 4 packages markers
  • 3 index cards
  • 2 pencil bags
  • 2 large white erasers
  • 1 package red pens
  • 1 package black pens
  • 1 package eraserable black pens
  • 4 containers antibacterial wipes
  • 5 boxes pencils
  • 25 gluesticks
  • 9 boxes kleenex
  • 3 boxes 24 count crayons
  • 2 packages dry erase markers
  • 1 box gallon ziploc bags
  • 1 box sandwhich ziploc bags
  • 1 ream computer paper
  • 1 pencil box
  • 2 scissors
  • 1 hand sanitizer with pump
  • 1 roll transparent tape
  • 1 small package AA batteries
  • 2-4 oz. ground cinnamon
  • 1 set of headphones or ear buds
  • 1 package colored pencils
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 protractor
  • 1- 4 function calculator
  • 4- 3x3 post it notes
  • 4- 1x2 post it notes

Plus 4 backpacks and 4 lunchboxes with ice packs. What fun it was hunting it down and sorting it all. I actually had to go to two stores to get everything. Walmart ran out of the notebooks we needed and I had to run to Target to find those. I'm glad that is over with, lol!

We also got some new clothes for the kiddos. Jordan is getting so tall and growing out of everything! We bought new shirts, shorts, socks, shoes, and other needed items. Our girls just love these shirts we got from Old Navy.

Well the laundry buzzer is telling me it is time to fold the laundry. Have a great weekend!