Thursday, May 23, 2013

Thinking Thursday: Penultimate

We woke Anna June up this morning and taught her the word "penultimate" since today was the next-to-last day of school. She left in a good mood and by all accounts had a good day.

Mrs. D. made goodie bags for the kids. She included some classroom supplies - she'll get all new stuff next year. So AJ got some miscellaneous crayons, markers, and pencils. Unfortunately, one pencil was so sharp it stabbed through AJ's book bag and punctured her leg a little. Luckily, I had a band-aid in my car. 

In wrapping up the year, we've gotten to see some collections of AJ's school work. You can really tell as time went on how she improved. She likes to write and read now. 

The PTA is considering having yard signs made as an awareness campaign for our school. I mentioned this to AJ -and she said the signs should say, "Avondale School teaches you to write and read." It was her opinion that every parent in the area would want their kids to come to our neighborhood school then.
 
We're looking forward to a lot of fun things this summer - at least 2 and maybe three or four trips. Day camp. Vacation Bible School. A whole bucket list of local summer things: splash pads, swimming, movies, play dates. But looking back over the school year, we can see how much fun she's had, and how much physical and emotional growth has gone on. We have formed friendships with the other parents and we will definitely have to see some of these kids over the summer. 

I really enjoyed our first year in public school. I still think we're really living our values - we believe that we can help build our school into a better place, and we believe in the teachers and staff there. We trust our only child and her education there because it is a great place. And we love going to the local park, supermarket,  fair or party and seeing kids we know...it helps so much for AJ to be able to just walk up and play with a friend on the monkey bars instead of random introductions.

AJ is doing well - she's healthy, and reading and writing like a kindergartner (at least). Most of the time (when it's not bedtime), she's happy. We can't wait to see what she'll do next.






4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this report! This is such an amazing time in her life! Thank you for give those who live far a way a glimpse into it!!

~Auntie Nonny~

Laura Gallitz said...

Thanks! She's so sweet and is growing so fast - I just can't stop from sharing.

Anonymous said...

P.S. Obviously I dd not go to Avondale to learn to read and write! It should have been "giving", not "give", in my last post! ARG!!

~Auntie Nonny~

Laura Gallitz said...

I didn't notice! Too tired!