Monday, September 15, 2014

The First Day of the New School Year!

Hello future readers!

I had a really good day at school! First, I found out that I'm in Miss LaSalle's class again! Outta site! She's the greatest! This term I have Jason, Sunny, Cheryl, Kim, Melody, Wendy and Jennifer in my class.

Jason stood up and introduced himself, and then Miss LaSalle went over the rules, and the classroom helpers for the month.

And then I knew what was coming...the "What I Did During My Summer Vacation" composition. *groan* But SURPRISE! I was wrong! This year, Miss LaSalle said she thought we were probably bored with having to write about that on the first day of school, so this time, she had us write a couple of paragraphs about ourselves. Stuff like our favorite color, our favorite food, what we wanted to be when we grew up...stuff like that. That was actually fun.

After reading and reviewing our times tables up to the 4s, we went to the lunchroom. I'd forgotten how hungry I get doing schoolwork!

This was the first year that all the 4th graders had lunch boxes! And of course the lunchroom was as noisy as ever! Everyone talking at once, trading sandwiches, complaining about how hard math is, seeing who had the best dessert, who watched what on television last night... just regular lunchroom stuff. I've really missed this!

I had a ham and cheese sandwich, and apple, corn chips, Twinkies, and a thermos of strawberry Hawaiian Punch! Far out!

After lunch we got our vocabulary words for the week, and then we all went to the auditorium for a special assembly. Today was Monday. We usually had assembly on Wednesday mornings. We all wondered what it was about.

After everyone was seated, Miss LaSalle and Mrs. Taylor got up and made the announcements.

The first announcement was that we were going to have a "Welcome Back to School" dance! Right on! Our Christmas dance was so much fun, and I was glad we were having another one. Next we were told that Baton Club practice would start in 2 weeks. Yay! And last, and maybe the most important announcement was the 4th graders were going to be allowed to be color guard once a month in  assemblies! The whole auditorium started buzzing.

Only 5th and 6th graders were allowed to be color guard, so this was big! In case you don't have color guard in the future, it's when 4 kids every week get to lead the whole assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance and singing "America The Beautiful." You had to wear white shirts and blue pants, skirts or dresses. This was super exciting! It's about time 4th graders got some respect! I'd have to call Crissy after school and fill her in. She had to leave school early because she had a modeling  photo shoot in another town

After assembly it was time to go home. I couldn't wait to tell my mom about the dance and the color guard! I think it's gonna be one dynamite school year!

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman


  1. Hi Julie,
    It sounds like you are going to have a super year. Good luck in the 4th grade!
    By the way, I love your granny square vest! Did you crochet it yourself?

    1. Hi Fawn,

      Wendy and April were wearing the granny square vests, but I have one just like it. I was wearing a blue flowered dress and blue headband.

  2. Sounds like it's going to be a great new school year. Do you and your friends have to try out for baton? If so, who all is trying out?

  3. Well Baton Club only has 3 spots. If you were in the year before and you want to be in again, than you have an automatic spot. I know I want to be in it again, I don't know about Robyn or Jennifer. Maybe Kim will try out this year.

  4. great you go girl


  5. Glad to hear you had a great first day of school. My girls were nervous at first, but once they got there they were okay. I loved school when I was your age, I lived way out of town and didn't get to see some of my friends all summer, so I looked forward to seeing them.

    1. Boy, that's rough. I'm lucky I get to see my friends all year round. I would really miss them.

  6. In the future color guard is where you twirl flags