Sunday, August 21, 2011

My AWESOME First Week of 1st Grade....and my blog has a new name!

First, I hope everyone noticed that I changed the name of my blog.  

It is now called "Hagan's World of Awesome" because the summer is over.  

This week was my first week of 1st grade.  I was so excited to go back to see my friends and be with my Mom and sister at school.
My sister is in 12th grade this year. She is going to graduate. It makes me sad to think about her not being at school everyday. 
My Mom will teach me in the library every week.  I like going there to get books and listen to my Mom read new books to us. This year we have a loft to read in.  I am happy my Mom got this in the library (I always ask my Mom if it is for reading or playing in).
In 1st grade, we all get to have our own locker in the hallway.  I was excited to see my friend Carter was right next to me.

My sister and her friends like to hang out in the the library upstairs.  This is Jessica (I call her Skog because her last name is Skogerson) and Ryan.  I like hanging out with them too.
Sometimes after school I go home with Brianna and Skog....we always have fun.
When Brianna was in kindergarten, Mom started the tradition of always making a Bus Cake on the first day of school.  Brianna and I made the cake when we got home and then Mom cut it out for us.
We use lots of candy and frosting.  We get to decorate anyway we want.
The little green gummy bear is the bus driver and the piece of licorice is his door. I lined up lots of gummy bears to look like the kids.  

I wrote "Bri and Hagan's First Day of School" on our cake.
I love the cake that we made.  Even though this is Brianna's last year of school, I hope she always helps me make my Bus Cake on the first day.
I had an AWESOME first week of school.  I missed my dog, Charlie and hanging out with my family during the day, but I had a lot of fun in Miss Saylor's room.  I can't wait to learn how to read and write better this year.   

It is going to be great.  


  1. I'm so glad that you had a great first week of first grade! I hope that you have many more wonderful weeks to come!


  2. Wonderful pictures! Thanks for sharing! You are going to be a reading and writing machine, Hagan!

  3. Awesome post, Hagan! Your pictures really helped me feel a part of your first week of school.

    Love the new name for your blog! You cake is making me HUNGRY!

    I can't wait to follow you adventures in 1st grade. Maybe I'll get the chance to visit VanMeter again this year. I met your mom and sister last year along with many others at your school. I bet the loft in the library is cool!

    Kathy Perret
    Sioux City

  4. I think your Summer of Awesome was just the first step (or schoolbus stop!) on the way to a Life of Awesome. Wish you could Skype me a piece of cake :-)

    Enjoy all your new adventures - and save me a spot in that loft, please.

    Hugs to my Iowa family.

  5. Hagan,

    You are awesome! Thank you for sharing your awesomeness with all of us! You are an inspiration and wonderful role model for other students and teachers! I teach teachers and will use your blog as an example on how blogging can transform learning! Thank you for being awesome!

    Marialice B.F.X. Curran
    West Hartford, CT

  6. Hagan,

    Thank you for sharing your first week of school. It really did sound awesome. Your bus cake looks delicious. You are so lucky to have such a great big sister. Remember to give her a big hug for being there to help you.

    Kay Burgess (kmb211)

  7. Aloha Hagan,
    What an awesome first week! You have got to be excited to go back to school tomorrow. This summer I was lucky enough to meet your mom and learn about Van Meter. Now I can learn even more through your blog.
    I love the school bus cake! I bet you really didn't want to eat it, did you?
    Tomorrow I will be sharing your blog with my school's first graders. Can't wait!
    Mahalo nui loa, (with deepest thanks)
    Mrs. Jacobs

  8. It's my first day back to school today Hagan. Thank you for sharing how wonderful your day was! You are AWESOME!!!

  9. Hi Hagan!
    I am looking forward to hearing all about first grade and happy that the awesome doesn't end with August. You know what? I love getting a feeling of what life is like in Iowa. I've only been there once. You may not believe it but so many of us really don't even know what a state fair looks like. Thank you for sharing, my friend!

  10. Hello Hagan! My first day of school is tomorrow. ( I teach third grade). I hope my students have as awesome a first week as you did. I will show them your blog. I think they will really like that cake:). I have never blogged with my students before. Your awesome adventures are an inspiration! Have a great year in first grade!

  11. Loving the Blog dude! The new title is Awesome lol! You did a good Job Picking it. Maybe you can help me name my blog?

  12. I love the idea of making a school bus cake for the first day of school. It's even more fun when you get to decorate it any way you like. This will be a memory you always share with your sister, and it will make you feel warm and happy inside whenever you think of it.

    Thanks for sharing!

  13. Hey Hagan...I can't believe you get your own locker as a first grader. That is so cool. My 4th graders don't even have lockers. Great blog post as usual. I'll be showing it to my students when they start next week. (I love the new title and the cake, too!)

  14. Dear Hagan,
    What a great blog you have put together! I enjoyed reading about your adventures. The bus cake is a wonderful tradition! What a unique way to ring in the new school year! Wishing you a fantastic school year!

    Thanks for sharing your blog!

    Sending Aloha from Hawaii,
    Mrs. Heckman