Monday, January 7, 2008

My first day of school

Today I had my first day of school. We first talked about our favorite 10 minutes of our vacation was. I chose getting off of our last flight when we landed in Manchester. It felt so good to be off the plane from the temptations of eating snacks. Because every time i ate i threw up right after it. which ended up to be a total of 8 times.
My school is called Park Grove and my teachers name is Miss Tait. She is very kind and was very helpful to me on my first day. I met some new friends, their names are Ellie, Holly, Becky, Freya, and Abby. They are very nice and fun
When you talk to them at first it is hard to understand them. Like i asked for an eraser which they call a rubber and they do not say hot lunch they say "hot Dinner". They also do not call people mean they call them disgusting.(even though they shouldn't call anyone that!) Every Monday we go swimming. We get a lot of exercise because we walk everywhere. and we change for P.E. also except we wear shoes called plimpsoles. they are just plain black slip on shoes. There is also only one sixth grade class except they call it sixth year. Thats all for now!


Matt W said...

Hope you're feeling better, Maddie. And I'm glad you found nice friends already; it sounds like you're off to a good start. I remember asking for an eraser on my first day of school in England, too!

Stephanie Burton said...

By the looks of your pictures you are feeling better. I am so sorry that happened to you, Maddie. I am happy you have already made friends, they are lucky to have you there! I look forward to more of your updates, you write very well. Love you!

Sherri Reinsma said...

Hi Smiths.
Great to hear how you are all doing! OK, this is the 3rd time I have written this message. Needless to say, it has been a bit difficult for me to figure this blog thing out. Oh well, always new things to learn!
Sounds like you are experiencing some fun and interesting adventures. And what great weather for you there. We are glad to hear that you have found some good friends too already. What a blessing for you!
We are all doing well. The boys and I were visiting my family in Indiana this past weekend. Jillian is 5 months old now, and of course, adorable. It is amazing how much her facial features resemble Nick.
We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, and Luke, Jenn and the boys as well. We miss you.
With Love, Sherri & the gang