Summer, School, and a Year of Possibilities
I love summer! That final graduation trophy is handed out at our commencement ceremony, the junior kindergarten students receive their first Page Academy pins, and summertime is finally here! Students are covered in sunscreen and chlorine during that first week, the pool is in full use, and the students are all smiles in their free dress attire.
During Summer, many of us allow our kids to sleep in that extra 30-minutes in the morning, and stay up an equal amount of time past their bedtime. Some of us are extra lax on electronics as a new Minecraft world is created and Poke balls are of extreme importance to our kids of summer. Before you know it, the routine is completely off. Thirty-minutes of sleeping in quickly becomes 60-minutes, and staying up to watch the last part the newly released Boss Baby becomes the norm. Oh how we parents long for the days of school to be back.
Finally!! It's here!!! Hooray!!! Up early for school with a healthy breakfast in our students stomachs, and early to bed for the next day to begin. Lockers are filled with the latest gadgets and new backpacks fill the halls. Some students have the same teachers they had last year, while others are learning where to turn in classwork in their new room, but nonetheless, it is an exciting time for our students.
It is a new year of possibilities!! A year for us to see amazing growth in our students. Our transitional kindergarten and kindergarten students will begin reading and spelling tests. Our first and second graders will gain great growth in reading comprehension, while our third graders are mastering multiplication tables! Our fourth graders will come home with a voluminous amount of California history information while our fifth graders will master the US capitals. And our middle schoolers...oh our how our middle schoolers will mystify us with their knowledge of science and math, all while they are becoming young adolescents reading young adult novels and understanding their deep meanings!
It is a year of possibilities!! And before I know it, it will be mid-June 2018, and I will be back to saying, "I LOVE SUMMER!!!"