I wrote previously about the end of our scouting year, and in the post I noted that the scouting calendar runs parallel to the school year. So if scouts came to an end that must mean…
…the school year is over?!?!?!?!
It feels like it was yesterday I was taking this picture…
Yes, our little first grader is no longer a first grader! That went wayyyy too fast! And in just a few short weeks he will be starting SECOND GRADE! This was yet another year of two teachers, his teacher had a baby at the very beginning of the year, so we started with a long term sub (the same thing occurred in kindergarten) and finished with his regular teacher. Both were fantastic and we were blessed to have such great teachers helping with the little guy’s progress in his education.
We went to his end of the year open house and got to see some of the projects he had been working on throughout the year. Some of the highlights for me:
- Seeing where the learning happens. The desks are so little! Seeing all the supplies, the art on the walls, it was just amazing!
- There was a binder with work throughout the year, it really showed his progress throughout the year (more on this below) ESPECIALLY his penmanship!
- This Picture…
On top of that awesome piece of work, We got these two Gems as well.
His love of Rabbits (Bunnies) continues even in his art projects!
His handwriting has improved so much over the school year. We saw this happen thorough out the year as we were doing spelling homework. The spelling ‘tests’ he would do on weeknights we saw a drastic improvement in his handwriting and even saw him get frustrated that his writing wasn’t ‘neat enough’. Even with that, seeing some of the writing projects last July compared to the recent works, it was night and day!
He really likes math! This sends me over the moon, math is sooooo important these days. Every new unit he brought home we just seemed to grasp and master quickly! I couldn’t have been more proud. I want to continue to encourage this behavior and see him continue to master math.
Watching this advancement, watching him be able to read more complex books, expand his comprehension and achieve educational milestones makes my heart run over. Knowledge is power, and I want to provide the little guy with the encouragement he needs to achieve all of his hopes and dreams.
So on to Second Grade we go. I know everything is going to change, with more homework, more complex work and new challenges to overcome, but I know we will address them together with new mom, as a team!