One Proud Reader and Two Proud Parents . . .

Last week we received an invitation to Megan's school.  We were invited to her Friday morning program and told to keep it a secret so that Megan would be surprised.  She was going to be getting an award but we weren't sure what it was for.

So on Friday morning we told her we wanted to come to her school since we hadn't been inside in a while.  Every Friday there is something that they call "Friday Morning Opening" where the school goes into the auditorium and they review the week's activities, upcoming events and also hand out awards to students.  Every kindergartner receives an award throughout the year and is chosen to be Student of the Month.  I think it's a really wonderful thing for their self-esteem.  The students in the older grades have to earn their awards which, in my opinion, is a wonderful thing as well.  They celebrate things such as helping someone in need, completing a task without being told to do so and general random acts of kindness.  Not everybody deserves one.  They have to be earned.  This kind of keeps the students on their toes if they want to be a recipient.  : )

So this week our girl received an award for becoming such a good reader since joining the classroom when we moved in November.  She was completely surprised and smiled from ear to ear!!!  

That face says it all!!!  : )

Some of the gorgeous architecture in the auditorium.

Just another few weeks of school and she'll be a first grader.  I think she's ready.  : )

 Wishing you a happy Monday and a beautiful week ahead ~ Wendy


sage and spirit said...

Congrats, Megan!

Angie said...

well done Megan!!! reading is so much fun xx

Bhutan Knit N Crochet said...

AAwwwooo Megan! congrats.

Jen Kershner said...

How lovely! What could be better than being a reader!

mamasmercantile said...

How wonderful for you all, her little face was a delight to see congratulations.