I got a little choked up when I took Matthew's "Friday Folder" out of his backpack this weekend. All year long, his teacher has sent this red folder home twice a week. On Wednesdays, it came home with district announcements, flyers for events, or offers for classes or sports. On Fridays, it came home with a note from his teacher, his homework, and all of his worksheets and art projects for the week.
This week - No homework. No worksheets. Just a note from the teacher.
This is the last "Friday Folder".
On Wednesday June 8th, Matthew will graduate from kindergarten. I can't even believe it! I can't believe how much he has learned and matured this year. Reading? Writing? Subtraction? In kindergarten? I swear we didn't do some of that stuff until first or second grade!
This year has been such a learning experience for all of us. It was a much harder transition than we anticipated. Matthew is our first child to go to school, so we really didn't know what to expect. On top of that, we had a brand new teacher, and a new principal. For a while, I think we all felt like we had a whole lot of new going on!
Our primary goal for the year was for Matthew to enjoy going to school. That was all we needed for kindergarten. We just wanted him to be excited to go to school every day. Of course, we wanted him to make new friends, and to learn lots of new things - but most of all - we wanted him to like it.
Mission accomplished - He loves it!
So, goodbye red folder. We will definitely miss you, ... but I have a feeling there will be a new folder to take your place next year in first grade!