2nd grade

2nd grade

Child,

You are 7 and on your way to the first day of 2nd grade. You are 50 pounds and 50 inches of effort. You picked out your own clothes, brushed your own teeth, and packed your own bag before I rolled out of bed. You expect nothing but good things.

This years brings some pretty big changes. Your one helper in class will now be three. Math is in the afternoon, which means we need to keep you awake and motivated longer. Math, in general, is a cruel joke to both you and me. We will work through it together. Some familiar faces will be missing in the hallways, but the structure you crave is still there. The support you rely on is still there. The heart we give thanks for is still there.

Today is only good. 

Remember our rules: keep your hands to yourself, keep your clothes on, be a good friend, wear your shoes at recess, and ask for help when you need it. Give people space to breathe. Check your work twice. Sit with friends who are sad. Clap with friends who are happy. Say thank you as often as possible. And remember that I will always, always come and get you at the end of the day.

Have a great day, Love.

See you soon,

Mom

 

 

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3 responses to “2nd grade

  • Rebekah

    Have a fantastic year, Rylie! I’m teaching 2nd grade this year. So maybe you can tell me your favorite things about 2nd grade so I can be sure to teach them too 🙂

  • Brenda Brown

    So excited to see how you’ve grown Rylie!! Enjoy 2nd grade!! 🙂

  • lisahudson

    Blessings to Rylie! I’m a day late but I hope she had a wonderful start to 2nd grade and that you were able to give the day to God…for that is good!! Can’t wait to hear some funny stories. I’m sure there will be more than a few. Happy day, friend.

    Lisa

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