Saturday, June 27, 2015
Last Days of First Grade
Palmer had an eventful week his last week of first grade. The Friday before he was able to bring a board game from home to teach to the class since he met his reading goal. He picked Minion Operation. Monday he was able to wear pajamas to school for a read-a-thon. On Tuesday, Brody, the twins and I met him and his class at the local park for a teddy bear picnic. They also had the fire department come right after school and spray all the kids with a hose. Palmer was soaked! Wednesday was Field Day. Thursday our family joined Palmer in his classroom for a slideshow of the year, awards and refreshments. This week is a good indication of how inventive and creative his teacher, Mrs. Bayles has been this past year. I've been really impressed with her caliber of teaching. She put a lot of time and effort into her classroom activities, and Palmer has really grown because of it. He ends his first grade year reading on a third grade level, and he is a whiz at math. He loves learning and loves going to school! We're very thankful to have had Mrs. Bayles as his teacher.