We had a full and fun spring - lots going on. Here is just a taste of the action leading up the last week of May:
During the month of March Eva's first grade participated in the IditaRead race. They had to read 1,131 minutes to equal the miles run by the dog racers up in Alaska going on at the same time. Eva was DETERMINED to get first place just like her previous two sisters - she was a reading machine and after only 3 weeks had reached her goal and slid into home in first place! Way to go Eva!
Abby entered the Arbor Day Art Competition this year and was very happy to find that she took first place in her grade and her drawing was moving on to the State Competition! Way to go Abby!!
Eva's class finished reading Charlotte's Web and then had a fun celebration party to watch the movie together with the entire 1st Grade. Once again I was put in charge of making the Wilbur cupcakes and Eva was so delighted with how they turned out and even more proud to take them into her class to share.
The music teacher puts on a talent show in each class twice a year. This spring Olivia and Eva decided to play a piano piece for their classes. They each picked a song from their lessons that was a little challenging for them and put in the extra time and practice to get it right.
Spring time means soccer time at our house, and LOTS of it! Abby practices three days a week and then has a game on Saturday. She is still playing right wing defender and really loves the challenge of stopping those players.
While Olivia has become a great fan of the sport (she knows all the rules and likes to cheer for her sisters) she likes to spend most of her time out playing in the fields. By the end of the season we had mastered the Dandelion crown and bracelet creations!
Sometimes we are lucky and the ArtCity donuts truck is parked at the Celtic home field and we get to have a yummy treat of Cinnamon Roll and Strawberry shortcake donuts- Yes Please!!
Then our great school year came to a close, sad and exciting all at once.
Eva was excited to be presented with many awards including the Most Self Governed in the class- this let her take home "Bubbles" the Seahorse doll that was the student of the day friend. Nothing else really mattered to her after that- it was the ultimate recognition and award!!
Olivia was having a hard time with this year ending.
Abby had a great year! She made some wonderful friends, I like to call these girls the four amigos, they did everything together.
She LOVED her teacher Mr. Cornell so much. He really instilled a love for history and what can be learned from the past in her. She gave Olivia a hard time that morning for having tears about leaving her teacher and class that she loved- so I found it funny when I showed up to her class to take some pictures that I found her and the entire class of students bawling their eyes out to say goodbye! Now that was a sign that she had been in the right class this year. She also set a goal of having a perfect 4.0 this year and she did it!! We were so proud of her. ALSO her huge surprise of the day was being called up in front of the school and given an award from the State Arbor Day Art Contest- she had been awarded Honorable Mention and they presented her with her certificate. She was so excited!!
The funniest part of the day - during the all school assembly they share different achievements by the students and guess who popped up on the screen with perfect attendance?
How did one get it and not another? Also I don't think this was remotely possible!! Funny!!
This was also my mother's last day of school. She has been teaching at this school for 18 years! We are going to miss seeing her everyday before we go home. I will miss working with her in the Math Department.
After all the emotion of that day we did the only thing we could do:
Goodbye school - Hooray for Summer!!
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