Ellie had an amazing first year at school. She learned so much and it’s astounding how well she can read and write now.
She had a great summer of relaxing, while keeping her skills up to scratch.
Now she’s back at it and having a great time. She’s got a wonderful teacher, excellent classmates and is loving getting back to learning.
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And just like that, Ellie is no longer a kindergartner. Today is Ellie’s last day at school before the summer break, and they had a school assembly where parents were invited to come along, so I broke away from work to attend.
Each grade sang us a song, and several groups were highlighted and praised for their efforts and achievements during the year. This included the top two boys and girls in each grade from Running Club, where the kids are allowed to voluntarily run around the track at recess and have their laps recorded by a teacher. Apparently, Ellie was one of the top two girl kindergartners (out of ~40) that ran the most laps throughout the year, so she got a gift card and recognition for that.
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This year, Ellie’s school hosted a “Mismatch Day” where the kids got to wear a mélange of different pieces of clothing and accessories.
I think Ellie nailed it.
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Ellie’s school had a “Community Worker” day where the kids could dress up as people who help out others in the community and then discuss what they all do.
Ellie chose to revive her construction worker outfit that she wore for Halloween back in 2016.
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This summer, Ellie started school. She’s currently going three mornings a week and it’s been fantastic for her. She’s making friends, enjoying the independence and it’s making her much more confident and assertive.
The other day was the first time I got to take her to school and meet her teachers and classmates and I’m really happy with where she is. I’m very happy that we made the decision to have her go. Continue reading “Ellie’s first day at school”