Max graduated elementary school yesterday! NOOOOO! I hate that he's growing up. Breaks my heart. Now it's off to middle school in September. They had a really sweet graduation ceremony for the grade fives, and they gave academic awards for the core subjects. Max won the award for excellence in Language Arts. (That's what they used to call English in the olden days.) I am very proud of him! Here is his teacher presenting him with the award.
Max's teacher was SO awesome. He had just come to grade five from grade eight, so he was always making the work way too hard. It takes a bit of time to get used to a new grade level. Some of the kids probably hated it, but it was perfect for Max. It was the first year he wasn't bored at school. Mr A is the one who invited Max to be on the Robotics team, too. Totally awesome challenge work. Great teacher.
Each grade five teacher put on a slide show of the students in their class. For Max's class, it showed a picture of what they are interested in (basketball for Max), a photo of them in September, and then one of them in June. It really showed how much they've all grown. Of course I cried through the whole thing. You can't see really well how handsome Max looks in his June picture, but believe me, he's handsome. I like this video because you can hear all the kids scream when his slide comes up. Mr Popularity, that kid.
AND...report cards! Such a nice time of year when you don't have kids who suck. For those of you who are interested, here are some of the comments from their report cards:
Max is a wonderful student and truly excelled academically this year. He always was able to complete his work accurately and before anyone else, and would do well next year to have extra higher level thinking questions to stretch his mind as a supplement while he waits. I would encourage Max to continue to look for new challenges and push himself to his limits. I would also love to invite him back to Robotics to further develop his inquisitive nature and his great ability to synthesize and create. (And so on...)
What an incredible little girl Corina is! She is a model student in every way possible and it's been such a joy to have her in my class this year! She sets an example for the other children and has wonderful work habits. On the recent testing that we did, Corina came out at grade 5.6 - incredible!! Way to go Corina! Corina's writing skills are well developed and she loves to read her own stories to the class. Corina is always looking for ways to improve even though she is already doing so well. She will be able to handle any challenges in grade two with no trouble. (And so on...)