Roxy finished Kindergarten on May 28th. It definitely felt like the end of an era. She's been at her current school for three years: two in preschool and then Kindergarten. In addition to starting first grade, she'll be learning the ins and outs of her new school. Things are always changing!
We really got to see Rox grow up this year. She got her first (and second and third) pairs of glasses, new inserts for her shoes and was discharged from speech therapy. We all had to deal with the hurtful things that kids say (I still can't wrap my head around the fact that they start so young now!). We worked on sight words and math worksheets.
We all thought Rox was super smart before she started Kindergarten, but throughout the year, she proved how smart she is. She schooled Russ and I a few times! We are especially proud of her accomplishments. Here is Kentucky, the kids are tested using MAP tests at the beginning, middle and end of the year. Roxy's MAP score in reading improved 24 points over the year and her literacy level went from EL3 to EL16. We were so proud to see her receive the Extra Effort award at her awards ceremony and even more so to learn that she had won awards in her classroom for Highest Reading Level and Highest MAP Reading Score in her class. She also brought home the award for silliest.
Russ and I agree that the love of reading comes from me and the silliest comes from him!
We can't wait to see what the next year brings for our munchkin! One thing that is sure to stay the same is her love for all things Frozen!