James had his first move-up ceremony! On the one hand, I feel that wistful my-little-boy-is-growing-up feeling. On the other hand, it's only nursery school. He goes to preschool next year, and Kevin and I both started school in preschool. I'm really glad he got a little school this year though because he was home a lot with me before that and he needed some socialization with other kids. He's come a long way with sharing and cooperating. Plus we really enjoyed that he went to a nature and science nursery school with a lot of outdoors time and worm-handling and gardening.
Same sign as first day.
One of his friends, Celia.
The move-up ceremony was really quick. Like don't-blink-quick. The kids walked out, sang a butterfly song (which James did not seem familiar with, perhaps because he didn't actually attend school this week), and then they called their names for certificates. They also got a little gift bag with a book, their art projects and their final report card. James got his first perfect report card with improvements in sharing and caring and whatnot.
Ready to perform a song about a butterfly before "graduating"
Close up! James, ?, Peyton, Riley, and Micah
Future Class Clown? What he did when he saw I was taking A LOT of pictures.
With his teachers Ms. Sue and Miss Andrea standing right there no less!
Getting his certificate (15 seconds)
Posing with his certificate. Ready for summer then PreSchool!
My own report on his progress is that he definitely communicates like a toddler now and tells little stories about what happened. He been able to read and write all the letters since before he started nursery school, but now he can sight-read some words. I'm not sure if he knows about sounding stuff out or not, but I think I might clue him into that this summer. He can also do a little simple addition. I'd also really like him to focus on Spanish this summer. Honestly, the hard part is making myself focus on it when it's so much easier to just stick to English.
Then they all got to play a while because they're 4 years old.
With his best school friends Elena and Sabina
He trusts Dada will catch him.
We told him we were proud of him for working so hard and being good in class. Then we took him for ice cream.
Post-graduation ice cream treat! (J picked cotton candy and M shared lemon with Dada)