Kennedy is attending Bob Hope Primary School, and is filled with PANDA PRIDE! It took some convincing to get her to think that Bob Hope was a cool name for a school, but now there’s no stopping the school spirit! Thank you Grandma and Grandpapa for the perfect panda necklace. She dons it every Friday to show her school spirit, and we have lots of it! I have been very impressed with the school’s program. The kids are exposed to a wide variety of subjects during the day. There’s the usual core classes, but they also get to go to a separate art teacher that has done some really neat things with the kids. They made some neat stuff for the soldiers that are deployed right now. They also have all these awesome center set up that the kids get to explore. Kennedy is taking a Japanese culture class, Japanese language class, and learning Spanish also. She asked me if it was ok if she spoke Japanese and Spanish at home. I just giggled and told her she can teach me too! I am thrilled that she has such a love of learning. One of my greatest fears was that she might get a teacher that would squash that enthusiasm. I think her teacher has done a great job, and Kennedy thinks that kindergarten is WAY better than preschool! Kennedy loves her teacher Mrs. Purifoy and Mrs. Poppy, they are just the perfect combination of all things that make a good teacher! After the first couple days we asked her what her favorite part about school was, and she said PE. However, now we are several weeks in, and she just gets BIG excited eyes, and tells us, “I just can’t decide. I LOVE it all!”
Kennedy was pretty excited to sit at the same table as her friend Levi, but after a few days, the teacher started shifting kids around to help balance out the needs of the class. Unfortunately, Kennedy got stuck at a table with 2 trouble maker boys! I guess the teacher thought she could whip them into shape. She would come home complaining about them bugging her all day long. She was disgusted with one of the boys because he wouldn’t stop pulling on her clothes. One afternoon she came home all exasperated and exclaimed, “He’s going to stretch out all my cute clothes!” I told her that maybe he just wants her attention, and if she made an extra effort to be nice, then he might not be so annoying.
Fast forward one week. I was driving Kennedy home f rom school when she revealed that she knew just why the boy was bothering her so much. I asked her why. She told me, “He thinks I’m cute.” I asked her how she knew this, and she rolled her eyes and said, “Because he tells me every 5 seconds! Ahhh!” I laughed to myself. Hmm, all I ever needed to know I learned in kindergarten….I’ll just leave it at that!