I'm not sure how I feel about this. On the one hand, I love the idea of not using the alarm clock for a couple months. On the other hand, I am so not ready to hear, "I'm booooooooored" for the next couple months, either. On yet another hand (on one foot?), we have lots of neighbors now, so at least the kids will have someone to be booooooooored with! On the last foot (and unless I want to start counting on teeth or something here, I suppose this better be my last point), we're going to have to lay down the law with all these neighbor kids before they drive us nuts! (But that's another whole post on its own!)
Ben's school holds their award ceremony on the last day of school every year. This year's went much faster than it has in previous years, so that was nice. They broke it down to just two grades per ceremony, so Ben's was just the first and second grades, and they only gave out the citizenship, reading, perfect attendance, A/AB Honor Roll, and P.E. awards. Before, we had to sit through all of that, plus the awards for each individual subject, and each ceremony was for four grades (K4-2 in one, then 3-6 in the other). Olette liked this year's ceremony much more than the past two she's had to attend for her brother!
I wasn't surprised to see him get his reading award-- they have to make 90 or higher on all of their weekly reading tests to get it, and I knew he had that one in the bag! I was surprised that he got the award for "A" Honor Roll. Ben made a "B" (a high one, an 89) on his first quarter report card. Apparently, they decided that since he made straight "A's" the rest of the year, they would go ahead and change the first one. I'm not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand (there I go with the hands, again), it was almost an "A," anyway. And he did put forth loads of effort to keep making "A's" the rest of the year. But on the other hand, I think keeping that "B" would have been just as valuable a learning experience. Either way, I am SUPER proud of my baby boy! I can't believe I now have an official third-grader on my hands!
|Showing off his certificates.|