I volunteered to help with picture day at school yesterday which gave me the opportunity to spend a little time in both the Kindergarten and second grade classrooms. It was great to see the teachers at work — what patience they have!
First up were the Kindergarteners. Very cute, somewhat rambunctious little humans being asked to wait in endless lines. Ms. Jessica is magical with them. Here they are in the first line.
I just love this picture of Finn and Sylvia.
To pass the time, Jessica had them practice their smiles, which became face-making. Here is happy:
Finally, they were corralled into three perfect rows and ready for their class picture. Hopefully the official photographer caught one where they are all looking forward. I did not.
Then they did individual photos — here’s Finn.
And, alas, more waiting.
At least they got to go right to snack recess time next, so they were happy.
At this point I excused myself to go to Ezra’s literacy class (and advisory). There was about a half hour before it was their turn for pictures, so I tried to help out a bit in the classroom. Unfortunately, Ezra’s group was over in the math/projects class, but it was still fun to see what the kids were writing about in their journals.
Soon enough, Ezra and the rest of the second graders in the green group came over and we headed down for pictures. It’s much easier to wrangle seven year-olds! Here’s their group shot.
And Ezra’s turn taking the individual picture.
Between this crazy face and the fake smile the photographer was encouraging, I’m not all that enthused about how these photos may turn out. But we’ll see!