Another school year complete! Goodbye Grade 2 and Grade 5. It’s the last day of school for 2015.
Looking back at their first day of school, and comparing it to their last day, I can see how much they’ve grown – both physically as well as mentally and emotionally. In just a short school year, they’ve changed so much and reached new heights.
My kids both had wonderful years with their classmates, teachers and extra-curricular activities. We struggled a little bit with homework, especially math and science. But I think we’re on the right track for next year. Both will do EQAO assessment tests next year – it will be interesting to see how they score. While I know it’s just a glimpse into their learning abilities, it’s a good indicator to see where we need to focus their studies.
We’ll see huge developments in Grade 3 and 6. My eldest is close to reaching a new milestone, one that I will be forced to deal with while in complete and utter denial. My youngest is still at the stage where I can pick him up in my arms and carry him, but I know soon enough, I won’t be able to handle his weight any longer.
I feel as though we’ve been so comfortable into our routine and it’ll be tough to let it go! Don’t you find it bittersweet to look back at the past year and all of the accomplishments reached and memories made?
Off to a new summer adventure, one to write home about, and then time to prepare for a whole new year of fun and learning. So while the children scream, “Woohoooo! School’s out for summer”, mom is reaching for the Pinot Grigio.