Friday, August 31, 2012
This is Mrs. Bosch's class at Oak Hills elementary. We moved to our new home and neighborhood in the summer between 4th and 5th grades and I was so nervous about attending a new school, but I loved it. I remember being bugged that I wasn't standing with the tall girls on the back row. I know I was taller than Karen Barlow and Corinda Dyring...but with that bun-head she beat me.
Wayne was at Bountiful Elementary for 5th grade with Mr. Todd. Wayne loooved this teacher. He taught him self esteem and confidence along with the 3 R's. Wayne needed this. When he moved in a year earlier from little North Logan, big Bountiful was very difficult for him. Plus Wayne had moved away from the familiarity of the family farm filled with cousins, aunts, uncles and his beloved Grandma Israelsen. In 4th grade Wayne spent many lunch recesses crying at the school yard fence which looked over to his own, new backyard. His momma Wanee greeted him and cried too. 5th grade was a big turning point for Wayne thanks to a great teacher.
Laila begins 5th grade this next week. She is sooooo excited! She got the teacher she wants, and almost all of the kids in our neighborhood, her age, are in her class. Laila has her school supplies purchased and knows what she is wearing for the first day. She is ready!