Friday, May 25, 2012

Last Day of School

Today we celebrate our last day of school.  It's hard to believe another school year is coming to a close.  I remember being in 4th grade and all I did that year.  That year was pivotal for me.  Mr. Perez was my teacher.  He had great influence on me and I knew from that time on that I wanted to be a school teacher.  Now, many years later I watch Isabel finish her 4th grade year.  She loves to read and enjoys when we read together.  We have all enjoyed our reading curriculum this year which introduced us to many new stories and reminded us of some we have read and loved before. We have learned many things together and I have been thrilled to be a part of this year of growth with her.

2nd grade is a little dimmer of a memory for me.  Further away, but no less important in the life of one growing and learning who we are and where we are going.  So it has been for Acacia this year.  Ah, the joys and trials of learning to spell harder words, beginning multiplication facts and reading chapter books.  What a year it's been for her too as she has grown to realize how much she enjoys drawing and painting and loves Science.

And then there's Kindergarten.  That year of years when letters take on sounds, and then words and then sentences and suddenly stories!  James has blossomed this year into a reader of stories.  It's been magnificent to watch him take those letter skills and turn them into reading!  He finds great satisfaction at looking at a word and realizing he can read it.  Math is his favorite subject and he's moving right along with learning his addition and subtraction facts.

So, look out 5th grade, 3rd grade and 1st grade - Here we come!!