Wow! School is out for summer. She is officially a second grader. I can't tell you how proud I am of this girl. First grade wasn't quite as fun and care free as we all expected. This year was quite a jump from Kindergarten. She worked hard. She learned a lot. She loves reading (thank goodness). She hates writing (Patience sweetie), Math is ok and she loves her friends. She also learned a few people skills. She learned that adults are not perfect and they have things that they need to work on too. She learned that If a teacher screams at a child at school for anything (ie forgetting to cover her mouth when she coughs) it's the grown up that has a problem NEVER HER. She also learned that with one particular teacher it's best to stay quiet, do what they say as fast as she can and don't get noticed EVER! This particular teacher also learned something new this year. They learned that they do not have the liberty to scream at-intimidate-or scare my child ever! The biggest thing I learned this year is that I am my childs advocate (nobody else is).
This is the picture I snapped on the first day of school this year.
This is the one that I took on the last day of school. She
definitely got taller. She lost a few teeth (very exciting) and I
think her face looks a little big "older".
This girl learned some great things at preschool this year. She learned that school is a wonderful place. She learned that she is safe there and the teachers will protect and teach her. She learned that mommy always comes back. She learned that she loves her friends and they love her too. She also learned that she is capable of charming her way out of anything. This is a photo I snapped on the first day of school as she is about to go in and meet her teachers.
Here is our "preschool graduate" on the last day on school. She is very excited to go to the preK at "the big kids school" next year. I love seeing the difference between the Beijing and the end of the school year.
I better get off the computer. I have a birthday party to throw this Saturday! After that I expect things to slow down (unless I decide that I just don't have it in me to slow down).