Friday, June 5, 2009

Last Day of School

Well, it's official. The school year is over. Which means I no longer have a 4th and 1st grader and preschooler, but now have a 5th grader, 2nd grader, kindergartener and preschooler. Not sure how I feel about that. Just know that this year has flown by (of course, I mentioned that in an earlier post).

Earlier in the year, Emma's teacher sent home a note asking that each child bring a 3 ring binder. Today I learned why. Emma came home with a little scrapbook of 1st grade memories. It's actually quite cute. And being put together in a binder like it is, I'm much more likely to keep it than deciding to toss it 2 weeks from now. Has several pictures Emma has done at school, photos of a few things and even a little story Emma wrote about when Dylan was born and came home. She also brought home her report card, which is pretty good. Her lowest overall grade is a 3.5 in Language Arts (basically an A- or B+ for those of us used to letter grades). The rest are all 4's (A here). Also included were test results from the end of year testing. She did pretty well at that, too.

Jimmy didn't bring home a report card. When I asked him about it, he said that he had to put his report card with a book thing that stays with up through high school. Said that the copy to bring home didn't work to get printed. Apparently only half the class got report cards and the rest didn't because it stopped working right. But he did bring home his test results as well. Overall they were pretty good. Got his lowest overall scores in science. He brought home most of his stuff on Wednesday.

The school posts the class lists on Monday, but kind of take the anticipation out of it by sending home papers with each child telling them who they have and has a list of items they will need or the teacher is requesting for donations for the class. I was about to say that this is the first time that Emma will have a different teacher than Jimmy had, but then remembered that she had a different one this year. She would have had the same teacher but he got a job in administration. So Emma's teacher was new to the school this year. Guess the only reason to go check the class lists for them is so they can see who else is in their class. I'm 95% sure on who Molly will have for kindergarten, too. Guess I should go over and make sure I'm right on that one on Monday.

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