Emma had her 1st day of FIRST grade on July 25th…. yep, our 3 week summer was SHORT!!!
The first couple of weeks were HARD on Emma! She is an awesome student & loves to learn, but her Chinese class was hard for her because they wouldn’t allow you to speak ANY ENGLISH!!! When you did speak English you got a sticker taken away & you got stickers for saying things in Chinese. Emma got MANY stickers removed from her chart, & became VERY discouraged & wanted to withdraw from the program. We had many talks about how life is hard sometimes, but we just have to keep trying our best. In about a 3 week time she was catching onto the ONLY Chinese in Chinese class & was really loving her teachers …… It’s always hard to watch your child struggle, but it’s awesome to watch Emma EXCEL in both her classes. At parent teacher conferences a couple weeks ago the Chinese teacher was SHOCKED that neither Alan or I spoke Chinese!! He explained that Emma is at the top of the class in speaking & understanding the language ……. I’m so PROUD of her!!! She CAN DO HARD things & SHE KNOWS IT!!!
After dropping her off & looking at the FISHIES with the boys, Zachary was all gung-ho about going to pre-school …
Zachary started school on September 5, & has LOVED it!!! He goes Monday & Wednesday for 2 1/2 hours & is loving the social interaction & the learning crafts they make!!! He was EXSTATIC about going the first day & had no apprehensions AT ALL!!!
I had a lil’ chat with his teacher recently & learned that he is such a good listener & minder!! She explained that she felt bad because she felt like she wasn’t paying enough attention to him because there was so many fights & rough housing she had to focus on. She said she was happy to know that when she told Zachary to do something she knew he was on task & doing it, so she didn’t have to worry about him!
I’m so proud of my ALL-STAR students!!! I’m grateful that, for the most part, they both LOVE school & going to school … they do have their days of DRAGGING their feet, but don’t we all!!!
I’m grateful to be their Mom & grateful that they are learning & growing. It’s hard to send them off, but when I know they have such AMAZING teachers it makes it easier!!!
I’m happy I get to volunteer this year in Emma’s class one day a week! It’s while Zachary is at school, so I just bring Kye along & he plays on my phone & I don’t hear a PEEP from him ….. thank goodness for TECHNOLOGY!!! I’m also excited to attend all the FUN-FILLED field trips with Zachary!
…… This should be an exciting year for both of them & I am grateful to be able to tag along some of the time!!!!!