RQOTD - Monday 1/16

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RQOTD - Monday 1/16

Do you remember your first day at school? What was your first day at school like? Do you have photos of the big day?
BTDT moms, do you remember your childrens first day of school? Was it emotional?

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I don't remember my first day of school at all. I DO remember the school I went to for kindergarten at least. I only went there that one year. I REALLY like the boards that had nails in them that I used rubber bands on to make shapes (only time I saw them as a child). I also remember the boy I had my first crush on. lol.
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I saw this question on one of those "question of the day" sites. Even though my response is "no" it made me realize that it may be an emotional moment for me one day (if I don't choose to homeschool), but it will only be a blip, if that, to DS.

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I don't really remember it, but I know from a picture I have somewhere that I had a sesame street school bag. My parents also relay the fact that I wanted them to leave because I was too busy playing to want them hanging around. I also had the sweetest teacher, she must have been (in my five year old mind) well over 100 and it was just like having your Nanna teach your class.

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I can't remember anything about school from when I was little really. Just odd memories rather than full day kind of things.

My dad took a photo of my at the beginning of every school year. He took photos of my at University year start too :rolleyes: And even on my last day at home!! And the last week of my pregnancy with my boys Smile And every birthday with all my cards and presents Lol

But I can't remember it. I was wearing a blue pinafore dress and shiny shoes on the picture and I'd already been to pre school (the same one DS1 started 2 weeks ago) so I don't think it was that emotional as on my first day at pre school I said to my mum "you go home and get your work done" Lol

DS1 started pre school last week and he was very happy on his first day. But cried loads for the week after but was happy for the first time today so I was much happier Smile He loves it but he wants me to stay with him. I know he's fine though

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I remember it vividly. I was 6 years old and my brother was 5 and we were both going into the first grade. We had recently moved to the U.S. from Mexico and neither one of us spoke a single word of English. I remember sitting in a chair in the office and being so scared and excited that I didn't know what to do with myself. My brother kept moving his backpack from one side of his chair to the other.

On a side note, that school was a complete nightmare. We were made fun of mercilessly for being poor and not speaking any english. Most of the kids in the school were farmer/rancher kids and had plenty of money. I was teased to no end when I finally talked my mom into letting me wear pants instead of a dress to school and she made me the pants. Of course, I didn't know what anyone was saying for several weeks since it took me about 2 or 3 weeks to learn to speak English. I have horrible memories of that place.

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I don't remember anything from that specific day (I don't think) but I do have lots of memories of my early school years. I was living in rural NJ (it exists) and I used to take the bus to the small public school. I remember the teachers taking attendance on the buses to make sure we were all where we were supposed to be. I remember what my classrooms looked like. I remember really liking school. I'd been in pre-school, which I also have memories of, so Kindergarten wasn't a huge change.

Teagan's been "in school" since she was 3 months old. Leaving her for the first time was pretty traumatic for me and DH. She did fine. I doubt sending her to Kindergarten will be as traumatic for us. She's usually so happy to go to daycare and has recently started coming up for a hug when I come to pick her up and then running off to continue playing. My only worry is *where* she's going to go to Kindergarten. Tucson's schools are absolutely awful. There are a few awesome charter schools but I'm not sure how difficult it will be to get her in. I should probably start looking into that. Her daycare has just started a Kindergarten but I think I want to start sending her to a secular school by then.

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I don't remember my first day, but i remember my kindergarten class and classroom. I went to that school until I was 9 and then moved to the city I am in now.

Lucas' first day of daycare was horrible. I bawled my eyes out most of the day. He adjusted really well and had no issues, just me lol. There are still days where I feel sad if he is sick or if I am missing out on something, but for the most part things are fine now.

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For my first day of school, I do remember the feeling of sitting on the bus watching my house get smaller as we drove away and trying not to cry.

DD1's first day of preschool was hard, I cried the night before and kept saying to DH "She's just a baby! She's not old enough for school! How did this happen?" But she loved it and had no trouble adjusting.

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I dont not remember my fist day, but I do remember vagely my dd1 first day of kindergarden. All you mamas out there, make sure you take pictures of that day because its hard to remember without them..

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I don't really remember the day either. My mom also took pictures of all of our first days, all the way through college. If I would have lived closer to her, she would have done it for grad school too. I remember some parts of kindergarten, it was only a half day then. I was pretty sad Evan's first day of daycare, we even took pictures for that. I don't know how his first day of school will affect me.