So, about the past year, and Henri (since this blog is, ostensibly, for her...): Henrietta learned to read and the worst punishment I can give is to forbid her from reading at night in bed. Her current favorite series are Boxcar Children, Winnie the Pooh (we've started the poetry books), In Grandma's Attic, Little House on the Prairie. She reads a lot of Arnold Lobel and Mo Willems too. Her ability to memorize continues to be ridiculous and last night at the closing ceremonies recited 26 verses to correspond with the alphabet. Her absolute best friend is AJ (not sure he feels the same, but also not sure he has any say in the matter. All teachers and parents have informed me that Henri has their future planned in exhaustive detail and he seems on board), Sam, Isabella, and Dylan. She says her favorite subject is art, but I hear most about Lexia and Science. Her teacher, Mrs. Garcia, has been a great fit for her and has encouraged my perfectionist to just try with the expectation of not being perfect, and that it'll be ok. Next year will of course be different and while we're both a little apprehensive about the change (she is her mother's daughter in some respects), I have heard nothing but glowing reports about her next teacher. Until then, I'm going to enjoy having her all to myself.
|There's a few inches in height gained, and a ton of knowledge, between these two pictures!|
|The kids' end of school year gift was new hiking packs since I plan to have us out exploring a lot this summer.|
|He knows he's not allowed to blow the whistle except in emergencies but he loves to pretend he's about to|
|She was so proud of this award, and I agree it fits her well|
|The amazing Mrs. Garcia|
|Last day of Kindergarten|
|My peonies are blooming! Had to bring one in.|