Well Baby Girl, we survived!!
Today was your last day of kindergarten and I wanted to take a moment to tell you how proud I am of you. I have seen you grow and change so much this year and you have hit some pretty amazing milestones.
1- You can read!! This blows me away! I hear you sometimes, sitting on your bed reading books to yourself. At first I thought it was because you had memorized them, but I began to hear you sound out words and put the sentences together. Truly amazing!
2- You are getting better at math. You’ve come a long way this year with your numbers!
3- You are a social butterfly. I’ve been to your classroom a few times and I love to see you interacting with your peers. When you started school you were the youngest in your class and I worried how you would fit in and if you were emotionally ready. You have set those cares aside for me as I see you with your friends and your teacher.
4- You survived your first bullies. You had two bullying incidents this year and you handled them very maturely. I love that you stand up for yourself and for the people around you that don’t have a lot of friends. It’s wonderful that you choose certain people to be friends with, even though they aren’t the most popular. That is an incredible trait that I hope you carry through your life!
5- This is the year you accepted Christ into your heart. When I look at your writings from school, so many of them revolve around you praying to God and exploring your understanding of Him.
6- You got taller. When you started, I’m pretty sure you were the shortest kid in your class, but that’s not the case now!
7- Your drawings and artwork always put a smile on my face. You are a creative little girl and you love to express that creativity in so many ways. Your drawings are adorable, and the stories that go along with them are priceless.
I know you are sad to be leaving your teacher and your friends, but summer will fly by (like it is prone to do) and soon, way too soon, you will be back at school as a first grader. Mommy and Daddy love you so very much and we are so proud of you!
Hugs and Kisses! Mommy
We celebrated this evening with a trip to the beach and then a late evening of pizza and cookies!