Saturday, June 21, 2014

End of the Year!

We now officially have a kindergartener and a first grader! It's crazy to look at how big they have gotten over the past year, but we are SO happy that summer is here!!

Izabel did amazingly well this year. She is reading - full on every word on every sign and every page of every book she picks up, reading. I mean obviously there are some words she gets stuck on, but for the most part she can sound them out and it has just blown us away. All of these milestones in her life have just seemed to happen overnight, and evidently reading happened the same way! At the end of the school year she was tested for her reading level and she tested end of 1st grade/beginning of second! She's also learned a lot outside of reading and math through her gifted class. She loves telling us about plants and presidents and all kinds of topics. I think the extra simulation was a great thing for her behavior this year - she may or may not have gotten in her share of trouble when she started off - and she loved every second of her experience in Kindergarten! 

Her favorite parts were going to art, the field trip to the zoo, and having fun with her friends :)

Tanner has grown leaps and bounds when it comes to his speech, and unless he is trying to make funny voices - which happens more and more frequently - you can understand him about 90%+ of the time. He met all of his goals that his speech therapist set for him and she is thrilled with his progress. The preschool program provided books once a month for him to bring home and three field trips which we loved. They had bubble fest and both kids loved the preschool/kindergarten dance and field day! Tanner has done great learning his sounds and is picking up tons of sight words from his big sister. He also had an awesome teacher who we will forever love. We have been so blessed with amazing teachers that truly love our kids and we couldn't ask for anything more! 

His favorite parts of preschool were art, P.E., and his field trip to the beach :)


Preschool and Kindergarten Graduation came with ceremonies that were adorable and the kids loved the cake and punch at the end :) We had a great last week of school playing games and Tanner came home with an awesome portfolio of all of his best work and a class picture. It's a great keepsake. Report cards came yesterday and they were perfect! Now we are relaxing, keeping up with our studies in our workbooks (which the kids can't get enough of), and getting ready for the big move to the new school in the fall!! Happy Summer :)