Change of Grade Day 2009

Happy Labor Day everyone! Today is the Change of Grade Day here at the Gandara Bug Academy. Before you go getting all hot and bothered about today being a holiday and all… we decided to celebrate our first day of school on a day Daddy could join us – and Daddy has today off because of the holiday – making it a perfect first day of school!
Breakfast is special on the first day… Alphabits

M for Megan

L for Lauren


And D for Douglas

Even Buloney got into the spelling action this morning:

After Breakfast I sent the bugs to shower and get dressed… While they got ready the “new school supply Fairy” paid them a visit… well apparently there is no room in he world for the school supply fairy – because Lauren informed me she knows I get them all their school supplies lol.
The highlight was new backpacks this year… everyone got their favorite:

Lauren = Hannah Montana


Megan = Camp Rock


Douglas = Ben 10

Here are the bugs discovering what’s inside

It is a tradition to walk to school on the first day… so here we go!

Notice Daddy in the background… he has the door to the “bus” open for a surprise trip!

Here are the bugs loaded on the bus… buddies and all!

We drove up to a local apple orchard – Los Rios Rancho for a First Day Field Trip!

Daddy and the bugs along the boardwalk trail.

Douglas Grade 1, Megan Grade 2, Lauren Grade 3

Daddy pointing out the “wild” blackberries.

Mrs. Crabtree and her Students


The bugs took a workshop (that we just happened to luck out and discover!) on Animal adaptations and their senses. After Douglas showed the teachers his super speed (he is a super hero you know) the bugs got to listen, touch, and learn all about local animals and their adaptations. The perfect classroom!

I could not have asked for a better day! I know we will have lots of learning going on this year… our first adventure is the Amazon Rain Forest… stay tuned for more adventures with the GBA – I promise to be a better blogger!

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Christy Gandara

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4 thoughts on “Change of Grade Day 2009”

  1. What a perfect day! I have a great book called \”The Great Kapok Tree\” by Lynn Cherry, and it has wonderful info. about the rain forest. I'll dig it out and get it to you right away if you'd like.

  2. Very cool Christie! I love your blog it was fun to get updates last year of what was going on at the Gandara Bug Academy. What a great day the kids looked thrilled with their new stuff and what a beautiful day to enjoy nature. I have some Rainforest books if you need more. Heather

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