Wyatt had his very last day of preschool yesterday! I can not believe how much he has grown since September. But then again, when I look at him last year on his very first day of school ever, I still get a little teary eyed!
He had a fantastic year at school, and it is definitely all thanks to this lady! Wyatt just loved his teacher Ms. Janette, and I'm pretty sure the feeling was mutual! When I think back to the first week of school when she called to tell me that he was chasing girls around the playground, I just giggle! I was so worried about that, and it was really just a phase (okay, maybe it did happen some more throughout the year :))!
On Monday we went to school for his year end party. There were LOTS of parents there, and we had a lot of fun watching the kids play!
Here's Wyatt with his buddy Kyle! And his little brother coloring in the background! Ha!
Wyatt with Ms. Janette and Isabella! She may be the one that Wyatt chased the most :). Poor thing broke her leg last week, but came to school to spend some time with her friends!
This is what Wyatt ended up doing instead of chasing girls most of the year! Playing soccer with the other boys - we may have gone by the school a time or two to "stalk" him on the playground!
We are so, so proud of this little guy! He had such a great year at school. He finished his phonics book in March and moved on to his first reader! He ended the year with a complete Math Book (started with tracing numbers and worked up to addition), counting well past 100, working on Diaphragms in his second Phonics book, and reading his fifth reader! He was right at the point where he was about to start working on sounding words out in addition to sight words, and that is where he'll pick up next year (although we plan to do a lot of work on that this summer)!
Even though he's officially a Kindergartener now, he will be staying at his school next year! We love our school district, but we want him to keep his momentum going. The beginning of the school year is filled with assessments, and usually he wouldn't even read until mid year, and we don't want him to get lost in the shuffle! His teacher next year will already know where he is with reading, and she will get all of his work, so he gets to pick up right where he left off. Not to mention, it's a lot easier for me to have the big kids in school at the same time (he would be afternoon K) and to be able to pick them up at the same time!
I can't believe how big this little guy is, and I love watching him learn and grow!