I am so very proud of our boy. His teacher is tough and expects a lot from them. For the majority of this year they've done work that is beyond 1st grade. We love knowing Aidan is in a good school that challenges him.
He made the honor roll again. And he had almost all A's...all A's and one B. (darn B...it was 2 points away from an A!). He brought up several grades (in fact, improved in conduct as well as earned an A+ in Social Studies!) Some schools don't give homework in 1st grade, but Aidan has homework Monday-Thursday, and it's not unfinished school work. It's separate homework. He usually has a Religion test and sight word test each Friday on top of it. When there is a Science, Social Studies, or Math test, that is also on a Thursday or Friday. He works hard and takes his studying very seriously. We are very proud of him. He's starting his schooling career off so well!
The week they went back to school after Christmas break, I received this e-mail from a school staff member:
This morning I was walking back into the school building and ran into Aidan. I asked him how his Xmas break was and he said “good”. Then I asked “Well, what was the best thing about Christmas for you?” Without hesitation he said “Well, it was Jesus’ birthday”. I was kind of taken back because I have asked this question before to kids--- I usually get a list of toys or their favorite gift. I said “Yes it was!” Aidan said “ That was the BEST—I was so excited that it was Jesus’ Birthday!” The TRUE meaning of Christmas remains on his mind and in his heart!
Just had to share this wonderful moment!!