And, as we were leaving? This quote from #1 Son:
It’s going to be a whole year before I come back
Honestly? You could have knocked me down with a feather.
He’s grown so much. His progress report has him so much improved from Week 1 to Week 6 that I could just burst with pride.
His teacher was full of praise for him
#1 Son is a child with a lot of love to give
She also noted that Math is his strongest subject, but that he needs to continue with daily reading aloud practice to maintain fluency.
You can imagine his joy with that 🤣😂
I also got to go in to get him an hour early on Thursday to see what he had been doing, and to watch the children put on two plays.
He was in The Three Little Pigs and he played The Big Bad Wolf. And he did so, so well. He only got a little overexcited at the third “act” and did his bit over the narrator. But the other little pigs just rolled with it- so it was only the narrator herself I ended up feeling sorry for.
Then we were shown examples of their “Persuasive Writing”
And my son?
Where the other children had written statements and arguments about why they should be allowed a puppy? (Or at the very least a bunny?)
My little socialist is trying to persuade his teachers that they need a recess.
He was also the only kid in his class to receive a certificate for 100% attendance. Which I struggle to understand, but a. It’s a free programme and b. The sheer cost of summer vacations of any sort more than triples in August.
But it’s a programme run for kids with IEPs, so in my opinion it’s beneficial for them to attend the full 5 weeks (and change)
However I can see why it might not happen, and I’m pleased his perseverance was acknowledged.
And I very much hope all the teachers who have given up so much of their summer now have a very well-deserved break!!!!!