I wrote about lasts and firsts in a post last year, and was looking back and reread my words and was inspired to write about this year’s lasts and first. Reading what I wrote reminded me of things I had not thought about in a long time, small details that I am glad to have written, so I am writing one for this year, if for no one else, for me;)
Last morning of school for the 3 bigs today, Avalon has been out since before Memorial Day.
This was Avalon’s LAST year of preschool , after 9 years of being connected to an amazing preschool with teachers that became family we are done…..this was a HARD morning, but I can write about it now, so it too shall pass, my small little people growing like trees into beautiful strong beings. She is already begging me to teach her Kindergarten.
It seems like ages ago I took their FIRST day of school pictures, which I never posted…oh well;)
Total they lost 6 six teeth, had 5 haircuts, we packed hundreds of lunches and snacks, had one case of strep and 2 ear infections, 2 times someone missed the bus, 2 new sets of glasses and Raiven is set for braces in August.
Solomon survived his FIRST year of middle school, which for us is 6th grade. I love his school, his test scores and exceedingly high so he qualified for the highly gifted program (only 18 kids in his year qualify in the district) at a small choice middle school, it is truly what he has needed since kindergarten, to be in a class with his peers. This was a decision we did not make lightly but are very happy with so far.
Santanna’s First grade teacher taught her FIRST First grade class this year, Mrs. A was actually Solomon’s 2nd grade teacher so we were super excited to have her, she is amazingly patient and organized, I need some of her skills!!!
Raiven had the same 4th grade teacher that Solomon had and this is his LAST year of teaching 4th grade for 3 years. he has taken a position as a student teacher assessor, I am hoping he is back to teach 5th grade for Santanna, there is a rumor he will come back and teach 5th grade but year by year I am learning that until that first day of school nothing is set in stone. Right?!?
In a few hours it will be the start of The FIRST day of summer vacation…
Did a little photo shoot after they all were home:
They just REALLY Love this jumping thing when I ask for a photo….here is some good news, stats are up from Last June:
from 75% to 100% excited about summer!
If you remember:
Have some fun this summer!!!!!