JJ-Even if I could have written the script for your K year, I would have underestimated how awesome it would turn out.
It was scary to send you to school, and a little more scary when I found out you were placed into the K/1 split class. We soon found out that your teacher, Mrs. Reynolds, was an amazing gift from God!
She would be the teacher that texted to check on everyone during breaks (and encouraged you to keep up reading!) and called me at night several times through the year to chat about your progress. When we would send a photo of you reading to her, she would text back with a video. She stretched you with lots of work and had special ways to help you learn. She was your cheerleader and had several conversations with me about just how smart you were.
You are an amazing reader and math wizard! You started taking AR tests from your reading in November and your year end assessments were a cause for celebration. During the second half of the year, you started your weekly spelling tests and it was simply amazing to see you excel in that too. Once again, you proved that I underestimated how much you were ready to do, spelling words like marshmallow and against.
You also had the sweetest group of classmates and because there were only 11 in K, you all became especially close!
Some of the highlights this year included Halloween dress up/party,
two different field trips (Lost River Cave and a play at WKU),
the "Royal Ball" your teacher pulls off every year with the fairy tale unit,
singing your heart out in a Christmas program, spring musical and an Autism benefit,
and of course field day!
You also met your special friend Conner this year and you two are something.
The last day of school was certainly bittersweet. It was so exciting to celebrate your big year, yet none of us are ready to leave Mrs. Reynolds. I will be forever grateful to her.
First grade...here we come.