His First A!

As flowers bloom in our garden, T reaped a sweet harvest this week.

Report cards were sent home during this last week of school.

The hubby and I spotted T’s very first A right away – given for reading!

We were so thrilled, because of how hard T – and all of us at school and home – worked on his reading.

As I waved bye to T as they drove off to his last day of school, I looked at our flowers, glistening under the sun, wet from the overnight rain.

What started as small blooms, blossomed through the hubby’s care and nature’s sun.

I beamed with pride and happiness as the memories of the last year came flooding back.

The moments of seeing the hubby and T reading and doing homework together.

My Saturday and Sunday morning reading practices with T.

The pride T felt as he went up a reading level – exceeding the year-end target his teacher set for him in his Independent Education Plan.

We also highlighted and celebrated all of T’s gains in other areas. He had Bs across his other subjects, including a B+ for math.

To the hubby and I, As are wonderful but the most important part is consistent growth and T showed improvement from his previous report card where he had many Cs.

He still had 1 C in this report card for drama. But I’m not losing sleep. I know this kid can laugh, cry, scream and do the whole range of emotions when he’s motivated!

His teacher and CYW kindly agreed to our request for a year-end debrief.

We appreciated hearing their candid feedback and we were aligned in what his strengths, needs and areas of concerns for next year.

The hubby and I are worried how T will do without a dedicated support in Grade 2.

But we can only live one day at a time.

Like a garden, we will enjoy this moment of bloom.

We will celebrate his achievements, because summers – in the literal and the figurative sense – are short before winter arrives again.

We plan to have a super relaxing summer with T.

Like last summer, we asked his teacher to lend us a stash of DRA level books we can read with T. We’d like to devote 20-30 minutes each day for reading and learning.

Because routines are so important for kids like T.

His teacher, who is so organized, also prepared a binder of worksheets for T that we plan to tackle with him over the summer, in a relaxed pace.

But for this upcoming long weekend, we’re letting the reading and learning go.

Because we’re kicking off summer fun tomorrow morning – on the first day of summer break – with our first camping trip since the pandemic!

T helped me pull our camping gear from our basement crawl space. They’ve gathered a ton of dust!

We all can’t wait to get up tomorrow and head off on our adventure!

20 thoughts on “His First A!

    1. Thanks Linda. It was a wonderful way to end the year indeed and to start the summer.

      We are lucky to have inherited decades of gardening by the previous home owner. 😊 It’s delightful to see and experience every Spring!

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  1. Kudos for T! And the timing is just perfect — this summer holiday is some kind of celebration for T’s academic progress. I hope you’re having a fun and relaxing trip with your husband and T.

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  2. I loved reading this, so much positive growth! C’s to B’s and even an A, that is so exciting and must feel so rewarding for your whole family, since it sounds like it was such a joint effort in reading.

    Your summer sounds a lot like ours, some routine, some education, and a bunch of relaxation. It sounds wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Rachel. I know you can relate for sure. It’s all about the progress and growth – although an A feels great! 😊😆

      I think we have similar summers planned – fun and relaxation mixed with a bit of learning routine. Hope you all have a great one ahead!

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  3. This is so awesome! I love your message – consistent growth and practice pays off. Wow! I know how much work you ALL have put it – and I’m so glad you have a plan to celebrate. Happy Canada Day and camping weekend. You are such amazing parents and sending a big congrats to T!

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    1. Thanks Wynne. We’re gonna enjoy this moment for sure. 😊 We’re up T such an obscenely early time right now and I need coffee for the long drive ahead. Have a nice weekend too!

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    1. Thank you! 😊 The hubby says I overplan our summers. He may have a point. 😆 I’m up earlier this morning than I usually am on a work day. Lol. Long drive ahead. Have a wonderful Canada Day!

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  4. Success!!!!! Yay! Because each of you is a Rockstar! I think he may struggle in drama because there can be many multiple step directions and sometimes idioms are used, and our brains don’t always get them. We can be very literal so imaginative play can be tough. I am so super proud of all of you!!!! Enjoy camping! Can’t wait to see how it goes!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! He inspires us to work hard for him cuz to see him achieve his successes are so worth it. 😊 I think you have a point about drama – eg literal language. I also think it could be being shy and not wanting to participate in front of a group. Oh well. One step at a time! 😊 Have a nice long weekend ahead!


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