As You Start First Grade…

Tomorrow’s the day, you’re starting first grade.
With your Peppa Pig backpack you’ll be well on your way.
There are some jitters as we start a new year, but this time around Mommy won’t shed any tears.
You’re becoming a big girl, this I can see, but for now it makes me feel good to know you really do still need me.
You’re going to learn so much this time around too; I know you’ll do great in whatever you do.
You’ll make new friends and play with the old, just be sure to stay away from the ones who may act too bold.
It seems each year is passing faster than the last , but I can remember every detail of your days that have past.

I can’t wait to see what pictures you draw and what books you will now be able to read. We’ve been practicing many words this summer, so I think we’ve planted the seed. Now, don’t get in a tizzy if things don’t come easy. Don’t whine. Don’t cry. All I ask is that you try, try, try.

Give it your all, sometimes you may fall. In the end remember to hold your head up tall. You can do anything you put your mind to, so there is no reason to feel blue.

Enough of all this serious stuff, now on to some other things that aren’t so rough.

Like I’ve said before, please remember to go pee at school, you know it’s Mommy’s little rule. Mommy’s other little hope is that you will wash your hands with water and soap.If you happen to go number two, which I know you won’t, please wipe, I’ll know if you don’t.

When it comes to lunch, do more than just munch. Eat what I pack, not just the snack.

One last thing before I say goodnight…remember to have fun and please be safe…I know that first grade is going to be just great.




‘Twas the Night Before Pre-K

‘Twas the night before Pre-K and all through the house, all my babies were sleeping believe it or not.

The lunch bag has been packed by the door for weeks. It’s filled with all the food your tummy will seek.

For your first day, Elsa and Anna will be on your shirt. We all know you love “Frozen” more than Ernie and Bert.

There are so many things I want you to know before you get up and go.

First of all, be sure to share the toys with all the other girls and boys.

If they don’t let you play with a doll or truck, please don’t say the other word that rhymes with luck!

Your finger is not to be put up your nose, you know the tissue is where your booger goes.

Remember to be kind and keep the feelings of others in mind, if you do this a friend or two I’m sure you will find.

You’ll learn so many things like how to color in the lines, as well as letters and numbers. I know you’ll be just fine.

When it’s time for me to say goodbye, I’m hoping a tear won’t fall from either one of our eyes.

Oh my little one, your time is almost here, there is a lot of fun to be had and nothing for you to fear.

Big sis goes to Kindergarten, this we all know, but tomorrow is your day little sis, to pre-k you’ll go.


‘Twas the Night Before Kindergarten

‘Twas the night before Kindergarten and all through the house not a child was stirring not even a toy Mickey Mouse.

The book bags were hung by the door with care hoping that all of the supplies were packed neatly in there.

The children were snuggled all in their beds while dreams of ABC’s danced in their heads.

I was in the kitchen checking the snacks deciding which ones would make it in their lunch pack.

Now Gogurt!

Now Goldfish!

On fruit snack!

On pudding!

So many snacks, which ones to choose? I must pick the ones that won’t receive any “boos”.

To the top of the fridge to the bottom cupboard drawer, Gogurt and fruit snack you win the award.

Now that the snacks are packed, there’s not much to do. I have everything ready, even your non-light up shoes.

The sun will be up, the time is almost here, don’t laugh if mom sheds more than one tear.

The bell is ringing, don’t be late. I know you’re going to do better than great.

You’ll write your name, you’ll do your numbers, there’s a lot of work to do before you can return to slumber.

The big day is here, give a big shout! You’re about to see what Kindergarten is all about!