Friday, June 10, 2011

Last Day of School

Yesterday was the last day of school for Madeline and Lydia. They seemed pretty excited. They've been having lots of fun over the past few weeks with field day, fun day, dances, parties, awards, etc. It was a good year. Lydia brought home her 1st grade writing journal and I especially loved today's entry:

Here's the corrected version, just in case you can't read it:

Thursday morning

Dear first grade journal, Today is the last day of school. I am so excited. I'm going to go to the pool tomorrow. OK I got a problem. What bathing suit can I wear? I know. I'll wear my new one.

This girl seriously cracks me up. And her writings are written just like she speaks, in a Junie B. Jones kind of way ;)

Earlier in the week Lydia's teacher, Mrs. C, came back for awards day and a slideshow. (She is currently on maternity leave). Lydia got the Bazooka Bubble Gum award for her bubbly personality. How fitting! Lydia doesn't even like bubble gum, but she was so proud of it. She went around asking all of us if we wanted some of her gum just so she could have the comics. Margo is her #1 customer. That girl loves her some bubble gum!

Check out the video below. Mrs. C had all the mamas in tears. What a sweet reading! That along with the music and the slideshow definitely pulled at this mama's heartstrings. I feel like 1st grade is the end of all the cutesy crafts and songs and letting mamas come to all the little parties. Bittersweet, to say the least.

Oh how Lydia loves Mrs. C. She was a great 1st grade teacher for Lydia. If you look closely to the left of Mrs. C's elbow, you can see her sweet little boy chilling out in his carseat. He was so good. All the kids love her and were SO HAPPY to see her and the baby!

This is Lydia's spring school picture. I just compared it to her fall picture and she has definitely changed and looks a wee more mature.

I have to share some of her journal entries. These are just a few that I picked for the blog. If you click on each picture, it should enlarge so you can read it in Lydia's own words... I'll interpret. I could definitely tell an improvement with her handwriting, spelling, etc. as the year progressed. The illustrations are pretty good too.

Sept. 10, 2010

I want to be a plecofsr (police officer) so I can cach (catch) peple (people) and tac (take) them to jele (jail).

Feb. 24, 2011

I got big big big news for you. My Ant (Aunt) had a baby. Her name is Avrey (Avery). She is out of the hospidel (hospital). She is so cute.

Mar. 23, 2011

I can't belive (believe) it. I got a trapalin (trampoline) and a bike. It was the birthday I tell you. I love it. I am now 7.

Madeline had a great year in 3rd grade. She had a really good teacher and she was always coming home telling me what Mrs. Swain said....She loved that her teacher would tell jokes and stories about when she was a student in elementary school. Mrs. Swain made the transition to 3rd grade easy. This is when the kids start getting letter grades and have to take the End of Grade tests. I learned alot of things too....special tricks for multiplication, measuring, etc. and online homework! Madeline did great on her EOGs! She's has make really good grades this year and is awaiting her cash prize for straight A's this nine weeks :-)

Here's Madeline at her awards program on Monday. I wish I had more pictures of things that happened in 3rd grade, but I honestly haven't been in her classroom that much this year. She's a big kid now and they just don't do all that touchy feely stuff like the 1st graders :( She's been busy learning lots of important stuff!

Her teacher gave her a Judy Blume book and put this quote in it by Walt Disney. Madeline started reading it today while we were waiting for Lydia at piano lessons.

So overall, I'd give the 2010-11 school year at South Smithfield Elementary an A+. We're gonna cram as much as we can into the next seven weeks. Hello, summer :-)

First up, pool time!!!! It has been HOT, HOT, HOT and that's first on our to-do list. This pic was taken of the girls with their cousin Caroline on Memorial Day weekend.

1 comment:

grandma said...

My girls are getting too big! At least they are still MY girls and so very precious!