I just have to document how proud I am of my little kindergartener. Eric and I just got back from conferences and although I'm not surprised, it's always nice to hear that someone else thinks your child is half as great as you do! Ms. Sather told us how although Emmett is at the reading level 1, his reading ability is higher but during the testing he wasn't able to articulate what they were looking for in terms of comprehension. At school they do, reading buddies, where they are paired up with a second grader. The second grader is supposed to read to the kindergartener. When Ms. Sather walked by Emmett and his partner, she discovered that Emmett was reading to the second grader instead of vice versa. She was very impressed with that. She also said that Emmett's reading buddy was someone who needed to be with a nice kid, as this boy is a bit timid and insecure. She said, Emmett would be perfect. To me, that speaks so highly of his character, I just love it!
Emmett loves school. He comes home kind, considerate, thoughtful and attentive to his siblings. I expected attitude and tantrums. I haven't seen an increase in those areas at all. I love knowing that he is in an environment where he's thriving, he's growing, he's being challenged and appreciated. I just wish I could be a little fly on the wall!