Thursday, April 23, 2009

Transformation

I've mentioned it so many times this school year, but WOW 1st grade has been a pivotal year in our house. In the beginning, it was rough, really rough, but now here we are in the final 6 weeks of the year and oh, the progress that has been made in every area.

N started the year reading very simple things - See Jane run. Stuff like that. Last night? The boy was reading a book about Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Tsunamis all.by.himself. It was a multi-chapter book and had very large words in it and he was reading it silently in bed as he relaxed for the day. WOW! It's amazing to me still. When he got his report card last Friday, his teacher wrote about how wonderful his writing skills are and how his math skills are developing well and most importantly (at least to me) how well he is getting along with and connecting with his peers! :) This has been something our whole family has been working on this year and N especially! He spent several months going to counseling and the counselor was able to help him (and us!) so much!

And N has decided that he is 1000% sure that he will be a volcanologist when he grows up! So, I'm guessing, that means he will leave Texas, huh? Of course, this career path is a relatively new one after his obsession with trains for the first 6 years of his life. So, I'm sure he might change his mind 1 or 1,000 times again before he grows up!

4 comments:

Jenn Greeley said...

Yay N! Isn't it wonderful to see your child enjoying reading?!

Your family is the perfect example of how you can be given a challenge and rather than push it under the rug, you deal with it head on and look at the results. Way to go!

Ladybug Fanatic said...

Its neat to see how their interests change. Your kiddos are growing up fast!

Emily said...

I've never even heard of a volcanologist! That's awesome that he's changed so much in the year!

Becky said...

Fantastic!! Watching them grow and learn is so amazing! An amazing testiment to how God makes us!