Oh ya baby....School's out for summer...School's out with fever...School's out completely!!
Yup, school is out for my Kindergartner. Ummm...gulp...I mean ....1st grader.
Okay this is interesting... started this post singing Alice Cooper and moved into a half sob in the second sentence. How in the world can school be done and my little girl be ready for real big kid school? I remember her 1st day of school like it was yesterday! Oh my how could I forget it...the tears, the fears, the anxious moments watching the clock just waiting for the moment the day was over. And I can only imagine how Simone felt!
I am so excited to be able to be home with my sweet girl this summer and I have lots of ideas of fun things to do to pass the days. But I must say, this school year simply flew! I have blamed it on the "impending adoption" and then having Sammy Wei home, but I think the rest of the years may just take flight as well. And holy cow... has my darling grown and changed and matured so very much. What a year and what a young lady she is becoming. She is still a joy to be around and has that laugh that can be heard from anywhere within a 2 mile radius. But she has now developed these wonderful social skills and abilities to adapt to new situations and social pressures. I cannot believe when Sammy and I go to school for some event or lunch and there she is...totally in her element and just being such a kid - a BIG kid! Warms the heart and makes the soul glow! She started the school year crying at the door to her classroom every day and now throws a kiss over her shoulder at the front door. She has made many many great friends and has become so much more self confident.
So yes, school is out for summer.
And now is my real brag time. The report cards that have come home through the year have been great. But her final one was wonderful and shows that she is a good student that has learned so much in her first school year. She got all good marks and has obviously improved on her reading, writing and math skills. Her teacher commented that she was a great math student and wrote a nice little note about Simone for us that I will cherish. I was so very proud of how much she has done this year already, for I can see it at home..but to see it from another's viewpoint is wonderful! We were fortunate to be zoned for such a great school- the teachers and staff are all fantastic, really above our expectations! I definitely attribute much of her growth to the wonderful staff at her school. And the parents we've met and interacted with have been just great to get to know.
So now I have my big big girl out of school and ready to have one fun summer with her Mama and baby bro. And we'll just not think about 1st grade until...well until we have to!