Monday, August 18, 2008

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for the Northwest Arctic Borough School District. Uyaana is in third grade this year. Here he is, doesn't he look bright eyed and bushy tailed at 8am this morning??? Funny, he looks exactly the same as last year, same sweatshirt and all....I promise that he has new nice school clothes on underneath that old hoody.

Third grade is the beginning of big kid school. More homework, bigger books, harder stuff. He even has a three ring binder that he takes home with him. Here is Kotzebue ALL school supplies are provided by the school district so he has a binder and a notebook with some folders, but he wants to change it over to the way cool Power Rangers binder I got him. Even though he wasn't thrilled to get up early this morning he seemed happy to be back at school.

Can I just tell you that it is HOT out today. Walking over to the school it just felt hot. Everyone was talking about how warm it was. I went back to the office and checked the temperature outside and it was a whopping 63 degrees.



Anonymous said...

His looks have changed in a year's time. I went back and looked at last year's first day of school post, and he looks so much younger. He seems to have a more mature look about him this year. I think that they are just babies through the end of 2nd grade, and by 3rd, there's a big change in kids. I think that's why it's my favorite grade to teach. My "first day of school" this year is two weeks from tomorrow. Summer is too short! I bet Uyaana would agree.


Ishmael said...

Poor Little Dude! It's only the middle of August!

We didn't go to school in my village until after Labor Day. What up, NWABSD?

Becky said...

Oh, man...63 degrees...that's a scorcher! Better get out your sunblock, lol.

We've been having 100+ temps around here lately. Kicks my butt. I don't even feel like going outside between about noon and four. Actually, I think I would do well in Alaska.

Hope Uyaana has a great year at school.

Alaskan Dave Down Under said...

63 degrees F... Um... DANG! Bleedin' heat wave for OTZ!!! Seriously!

Will you hate me if I tell you that's the winter temp of our pool?

tracy said...

LOL! 63 is barely warm here. Well, to some...I enjoy anything cooler than 70 as much as I can because it doesn't stick around long. Heat is as relative as the cold. ;)

I am enjoying seeing your pictures of the different seasons--all your most recent ones are all wintery white so it was neat to see how things look in the fall.