Video: Obama daughters start at new school

updated 1/5/2009 12:59:25 PM ET 2009-01-05T17:59:25

First things first: President-elect Barack Obama's two daughters have checked into their new school in Washington.

Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama, said that Michelle Obama accompanied daughters Sasha, 7, and Malia, 10, to Sidwell Friends school Monday morning. Sasha is attending classes at the Bethesda, Md., elementary-school campus, where she is in second grade. Malia is in fifth grade at the middle school campus in the District of Columbia.

Sidwell is a private Quaker school. The campus in northwest Washington has grades 5-12 and the Bethesda campus is for kindergarten through fourth grade.

Sasha carried a Trans by JanSport pink, magenta and gray backpack and wore bluejeans and a brown jacket with a hood and her hair was pulled into two braided ponytails.

Her mother wore a long maroon overcoat, cinched at the waist, and slate gray pants.

Security was relatively low key.

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