Tuesday, June 10, 2014

First and last

Today was the last day of first grade.  Grace told me this afternoon that she was sad to leave Mrs. Harris.  She really was a wonderful teacher who made learning fun.

It was a good school year. Grace ended the year at a DRA (reading level) of 24-28 which is a mid-2nd grade equivalent and her report card was perfect in all subjects.  We know Grace is not perfect and she needs time to think and process new concepts, but we were pleased with the results of 9 months of hard work. She is reading chapter books (with a little help) and is independent in so many ways.
Having an almost 2nd-grader is really so much fun because Grace has a personality and a definite opinion but she is still my baby and likes to cuddle and give me a big squeeze when I leave her at Kindercare in the morning.  
It is hard to believe how much she has grown since we took this photo back on the first day of first grade in August.  Doesn't Grace seem so much older?
 And, she does know how to spell "first" now!


Nana said...

I think hanging out with the older kids on the bus and shopping in Justice helped make the growth seem faster. Love the pictures of our Big girl. She is smart too! Congratulations on a great report card.

Phyllis said...

Aunt Phyl hasn't visited in a while, so she was very surprised to see that first grade is over...and that you have grown so much this past school year. I am so very proud of you and how well you did on your report card. I think having such a smart Mommy and Daddy has rubbed off on you!!