Wednesday, April 25, 2012
First Day Layout
Kaila's first day of school was a big one this year. Wasn't it just yesterday that she was starting Kindergarten? Well now she's in middle school. Middle school means no uniforms, no single teacher (aka second mom during the day), and no recess. Middle school also means more classes, more homework and being responsible for your own schedule. But with Kaila, we were not worried ... she has been an A+ student from the start.
The school we chose for her to attend was not close to home. Enter carpooling as the saving grace. It was also a 7:30-3:30 school day, much longer than she's used to. But this school had a unique bell schedule where 2 days a week they had extended periods of 1.5 hours to be able to delve deeper into each subject matter. More like a college schedule ... allowing the kids to have discussions, work on group projects and do science experiments. In addition, at GPA, Kaila gets to play in the orchestra and join the after school science club. Now that the first year is almost over ... we can reflect back and be happy that we made the right decision for her. She's very happy with her new school and her new friends as well.
This layout is special for the memory ... my baby is growing up. It's also pretty special for all the colors. I love color and am realizing how much happier it makes me when I scrapbook this way. No more vintage, no more muted colors for me. I love bright and cheerful ... even if it means printing the pics in black and white sometimes. I also love the notebook paper, the ruler paper and the banner. Again with the banner?!? Yep, love it.