Friday, June 6, 2008

2nd Grade here we come!!!

Today was the last day of 1st Grade for Jaxon. I know it is a cliche but seriously, where does the time go? I am very emotional about it....HE IS NOT! His teacher taught him so much this year and his mind was like a sponge. Now, if I can only get him interested in his handwriting quality, we might have a recipe for a great summer!
Lots of things planned this summer, one thing on my list. Read Books. I really slacked on this last summer and I am determined this summer to make up for it. Did you know the national average for a child reading outside of school is 7 minutes per day? That's not even a book! I also got a really great idea from Kate today to laminate some bible scriptures so that they can practice that....Hmmm wonder whos laminator I'll be using LOL!
So, to all us Mom's....lets make it happen this summer! I know we get busy with Play dates, Camps, Music lessons, art classes and sports but lets remember to take some time out to read (and in Jaxon's case...write!)
Congratulations Jaxon! You have done your personal best this year and that makes us more proud than any of these bloggin words!

2 CHEERS from the Crowd!:

Lisa said...

Yes Tarah, my kids will be doing reading and writing over the summer. It is so important to make time for that and have goals set on what to improve on. Writing is a boy thing, or not a boy thing--AJ has horrible writing and can't spell that great either, but we are working on it. Congrats on 2nd grade Jaxon.

Ding Ding Dorn said...

Awesome Picture...did you take that? Girl you are rocking and rolling with your Nikon. Makes me want to upgrade to a Nikon. HMMMm..Rick would crap a brick. Congrats to Jaxon and let the summer reading begin:)