Nick: What I Learned in Second Grade

by Cate on June 21, 2010

I thought I’d start to find a way to journal Nick’s school year and interview him at the end, in an effort to capture how his year was, so after work today, I sat him down for a quick Q&A.  Once he stopped giggling, we were able to get started.

What was your favorite part of second grade?
Why are you asking me?

Could you just answer the question?
Hmmm, learning and having fun.

What was your least favorite part of second grade?
The bully.  (He named him, but I’ll censor that part ;)) When people are mean to me.

What will you miss about your school? (Nick is going to a new school in the Fall)
My friends and the teachers.

What won’t you miss about your school?
Music class, computers.

You’re not going to miss that?
No, because I have that at home!

Why are you writing these questions?
Because I’m interviewing you.

(He starts laughing.)

Give me a list of things that you have learned in the second grade:
I learned time on the clock.
Adding and subtracting and I learned a lot from all the teachers.
I liked hot lunch sometimes and going on the field trip (to Fosterfields Historical Living Farm in Morristown).

I thought you said Fosterfields Farm was boring?

Oh sorry, never mind. It was actually fun.

I liked learning about animals in science class and how we can stay safe from thunder and lightning.

I loved my teacher.  She was really fun this year.  I liked how we sometimes played games in class and had fun with Math Bingo and that we got to go the fourth grade and learn with them a bunch of times.

I liked reading books in the back of the class in our little library.  I liked the librarian and how they taught us about books, like non-fiction and fiction.

Oh and I liked learning script with Ms. G, going A through Z, and I had lots of fun this year.

The End.

Wait, Mom, do you need more?  Did you actually write The End?


Mom!  Erase that!

He was so mad at me when he saw that I wrote “The End.”  He thought it made him sound “ridiculous.”  I thought it made him sound cute.

At his new school, he won’t have to wear a uniform anymore, and he is beyond excited.  “Really?  No tie?” he keeps asking me over and over again.  “Nick, if you want to roll out of bed and catch the bus in your pajamas, that is a-ok.”  Of course, I probably shouldn’t have said that, because that appealed to him even more!

Project 365
June 21, 2010, Photo #114

Blueberry Smoothie

Recently I’ve been drinking smoothies and the latest version was Blueberry Banana. As soon as the kids came home yesterday and spied my glass on the counter, they clamored for their own share. How is it possible she can make such a mess while she’s using a straw?

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claire June 22, 2010 at 12:56 am

Okay…that picture…she looks like she painted herself! That is one BLUE smoothie!

This interview is too cute. He’ll have such fun in school. Too bad he’s not to keen on music!


Joanne June 22, 2010 at 6:17 am

I have to say I have never seen a blueberry dye job before. That is classic.

Nick’s answers are so cute! Especially “The End”.


Patsy June 22, 2010 at 8:12 am

I love this idea! My oldest also loved learning script this year and is so proud of signing his name now. I may have to borrow this idea!


chris June 22, 2010 at 8:36 am

WOW. a straw and that mess. she is good at what she does. forget the bath. hose her down outside. ahahhah


Ramona June 22, 2010 at 10:39 am

Look at those big pretty eyes. That girl is a messy marvin!


Eliana June 22, 2010 at 11:54 am

Awww how sweet. What a fun interview.


mandy June 22, 2010 at 4:01 pm

What a fun interview…and I can’t wait for pics in the fall of him catching the bus in the pj’s. LOL.


pamela June 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm

Love that picture of your daughter in all her blueberry banana glory!


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