Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The First Last!

Photos from the first and last days of kindergarten, and with the beloved Jan Hinkle, August 2009 - May 2010

Aidan's first last day of school was yesterday, and what an outstanding year it has been. What a whirlwind year it was, feeling like it was just yesterday when I tearfully put him on that big yellow bus. He has flourished and grown and blossomed and bloomed like a well-nurtured seedling. He is a full-fledged, above grade level reader; his addition and subtraction scores are on par with his peers; he throws out words like "observation" and "fantastic," and even modifies most of his verbs with adverbs. His teacher writes, "Aidan has had a great year all the way around, socially and academically. Aidan has mastered all of the kindergarten skills/concepts and is definitely ready for first grade. He has caught on quickly to addition and subtraction and has increased his fluency in reading. I have thoroughly enjoyed teaching Aidan this year. He is a delight!"

We celebrated his achievement with an ice cream sundae party...( made even more delightful by observing happy hour. Nothing says summer vacay like a cold pitcher of sangria and a great group of moms with whom to share it!)
Raising a glass, two scoops, and a cherry on top to Aidan Carter, First Grader - and all his buddies, too!

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