Friday, June 12, 2009

Summer Vacation Has Begun

Today was Tabytha's last day of 1st grade. Summer vacation has begun. Her teacher had given her a book as an 'end of school year' gift. She brought home her 4th quarter report card and received the equivalent of straight "A's". (K thru 2nd grade don't get actual letter grades, i.e. "A", "B", "C". . .ect. . . until 3rd grade). Back in April Tabytha received the "Student Of The Month" award for her class. At the award ceremony when Tabytha received her award her principal said Tabytha was nominated by her teacher because she's polite, kind and always looks for the student who doesn't have someone to play with so no one is ever left out. (When I heard that I got choked up). Tabytha also received a 'Certificate of Recognition' for her "positive attitude toward learning". She loves to learn and read. When something exciting happened at school she'd stay excited until she came home to tell me all about it. She's excited to learn new things and share everything she's learned when she gets home. Tabytha started the school year learning to distinguish which number is bigger or smaller then another number and ended the school year being able to add and subtract 2 digit numbers. She couldn't tell time at the start of 1st grade and now she can look at the clock and tell me what time it is (whether I asked to know what time it is or not, lol) She began the school year reading at a 1st grade level and ended the year at a beginning 3rd grade level. School has always been 'fun' for her and I've always done my best to encourage that. I still can't believe sometimes that Tabytha is 7 and in elementary school. Where have the years gone??? It seems like just yesterday I was watching her take her first steps. I blink and now I'm watching her get on and off the school bus at the end of our driveway. If I blink again I'm afraid I'll be waving goodbye from the front door as she heads off to college. She had an excellent school year and we'll have a super fun summer. Charlie is taking her to celebrate the end of the school year by taking her to a local water park for a 'father/daughter' day.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that made me tear-up. It does seem like yesterday I was looking at her pictures of her first day of kindergarten. Where does the time go? When we were children, we would stare at the clock wondering if it ever moved! Jamie, you've done what I only hope to do, instill a love of learning and reading in my child. That's priceless.