Saturday, December 19, 2009

All Over Red Rover

Today was the last day of school. This means that it was PJ's last day of Prep, is it just me or has this year gone really fast? Over the past week Paige has been bringing home photos from during the year and things that she has made and that have been on display in the stair well or class room. I was shocked when she brought home her first day of school photo at just how much she has changed in the past year. As a consequence, we have made a new rule in our house..."No more growing up". Basically, she has been banned from growing up anymore as it is just going too fast. It is not so much the age, but the fact that she is just getting so "grown up".

Anyway, back to the original point, today was the last day and luckily the assembly was not rained out, but the sound system did have a few issues and they ended up using a megaphone instead, fun. Paige was sad to be saying goodbye to her Prep teacher who has been truly wonderful and very sad to say goodbye to her grade 6 buddy who is off to high school next year. Paige will be in a composite Grade 1 & 2 class next year so that will be interesting to find out how it goes. Apparently there are only 6 Grade 2 children in the class...hmmm. Paige has a few kids from her class with her next year, but was a bit disappointed that she has one boy in particular in her class as she didn't really want to be with him, and also does not have her best friend in her class, but I am sure it wont make much of a difference except that they will not be separated in class for talking.

Also this week, Paige brought home her report and portfolio. Can I just say that we are extremely proud of her and how much she has grown and changed from the beginning of the year. We were a little worried that she would not take it seriously and do as she was told or that she would be bored and act up. It seems that she has really settled in and is doing really well. She has also been accepted to an advanced learning program so that will help her stretch herself a bit and hopefully stave off the boredom. I am hoping that the composite nature of her class next year will also help kick her learning up a bit as the worst thing is if she gets bored as then she acts up.

So, after all of the anticipation and stress, she has finished her first year of school and all things considered, she really enjoyed it and did really well and I made some really great new friends. Also, Charli has made some wonderful friends who will be starting school around the same time she is and I couldn't ask for anything better.

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