Science Fair – First Place

Guess who took home 1st Place for her grade level. Ellie did! She did a great job and worked really hard putting it all together. Ellie and Fern have been working on it for the last two months, usually a couple of nights each week. Ellie thought up the experiment (making gas with wet and dry ingredients), from something that she had done with one of her Grandmothers. She made a work book, draw pictures, wrote descriptions of what happened. She made a graph showing the results, helped put together the display board.

Last night at the awards ceremony, she was the first one called up and hard the biggest smile on her face. Every kid who did a project (it was not required) got a medal and the first place winner in each grade got a trophy. We were so proud!

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First Day of School

On a cool and rainy Friday, Ellie had her first day of Kindergarten. Because it was raining, Fern drove Ellie to school. Just before pulling into the parking lot Ellie said, “Mauma (her grandmother) said that if I’m afraid, to take 3 deep breaths.” At which point Ellie took 3 or 4 deep breaths.

The following conversation took place as Ellie was walking across the parking lot to go into the school building.

Fern: I love you!
Ellie: I love you too.
Ellie: See you tonight.
Ellie: Tell Daddy I, uh … If Daddy calls, tell him I love him.
Ellie: Bye …. (as she walks into the building)

It’s hard to believe that she is going to school. They grow up so fast. Last night she finally said that she was excited about going. Quite and emotional day for everyone.

Kindergarten Room

Kindergarten RoomLast Thursday Ellie’s school had an open house and we stopped in to take a look at her Kindergarten room (her teacher was not there). Tomorrow morning we/she has an orientation, which we are all attending, and where we’ll meet her teacher for the first time. Her first full day of Kindergarten is on Friday. To see more pictures of her school room just click on the image above, and I’m sure that we’ll be posting pictures from her first day so stay tuned for the next installment in the off to school drama.