Awards in hand waiting to go back to class
Never have two parents (one brother and a Nana) been prouder of a first grader, than we were on Tuesday at Mikaela's awards day.
While first grade got off to a rocky start (with a few more bumps here and there), it has been a great year for Mikaela. She brought home her journals this week and I am amazed as I go back and read the entries from the beginning of the year - her writing has come so far!
She loves to read - we can not keep her stocked in books! These days she is finishing at least one chapter book a day - her favorites are The Littlest Babysitter Club books, anything with Junie B. Jones or Judy Moody in it, the Nancy Drew mystery books and all books involving fairies and animals!
The math teacher mommy in me couldn't be more excited about her general number sense and the advances she has made this year. She can add and subtract with re-grouping (I couldn't be happier than her teacher didn't use borrowing or carrying too!), work with money (all about the allowance and how much is left if she buys a petite peek a boo doll), and is making great progress with multiplication (she knows how to use the distributive property to solve multiplication, can figure out all the basic facts, but hasn't memorized them yet).