Friday, May 25, 2007

the last day of school

The long awaited day is finally here and everyone went off happy this morning. All backpacks were sent home yesterday and Jordan practically floated to the bus stop carrying only a thank you note to the teacher. William's prek class has celebrated all week with theme days. Today was pajama day and he wore his Batman pajamas with the matching cape. Style comes in all forms I suppose. Jordan had her pajama day on Tuesday. My theme for the week has been keeping up with who needs what for these special days.

Will and I were talking about this school year and I mentioned that he might miss Ms. Molly, his teacher. He -- feeling all content about the year -- said that there was nothing to be afraid of since he'd move on to bigger and better things in kindergarten. Once again, the child leads his parent. I was worried he'd be sad and he's already moved on in his mind. He's ready to be a kindergartener and I am truly excited for him. He's made huge leaps this year tuning into the curriculum and I cannot say enough good things about his teacher. William has a natural engineering mind, but had little interest in reading or writing before this year -- despite my efforts. (Such a different learner from his older sister.) Now it's like a switch has turned in his brain and I expect him to be ahead of the game by the time summer is over. It's like you can see the neurons growing minute by minute. That's such a cool thing to witness as a parent.

Jordan received a medal on awards day for her chorus participation. It's a really nice one from the state to commemorate their first place finish in the March competition.She also received some big news last week concerning a tryout for Murdock Broadcasting Channel. Each week the school writes and produces a television news show which is shown on Friday mornings to the whole school. Jordan will be a news anchor on this program and she is SO EXCITED. It will mean several early mornings, but I think the coolness factor outweighs the sleep loss and rightfully so. How cool that William will be sitting in his kindergarten classroom and see his big sister broadcasting over MBC!

This weekend we are looking forward to a 80th birthday party for Dave's Aunt Lois, the end of the Little League season, and maybe a visit to our local nature center. Next week is "get Jordan ready for girl scout camp and church camp". I have a lot of work to do. I have the feeling massive laundry is in the making.

Finally, I'll give romatic credits to my dear husband who insisted we have an adult date tonight. He nabbed a babysitter at church last week and made the restaurant reservation secretly. BIG points in the wife book for that! It's nice to get out together and remember why we are a couple. Those of you with children will understand the luxury of talking without interruption. I can't wait.

1 comment:

Dorable said...

Pookie was a school news anchor in 4th grade and loved it! Congrats to Jordan!