Wednesday, May 20, 2009

End of the School Year

Today was such a fun day. It was Owen's last day of kindergarten. I cant believe my baby is going to be in 1st grade. We are so proud of Owen and what he has accomplished this year. I was a little worried sending Owen to kindergarten this year being that he was 4 when he started school. I tested him in and we took the leap of faith that it would work out and I cant tell you how happy I am that we did. Owen was lucky to have not just one great teacher but two. He started his year out with Mrs. Soosai who we both loved. She took him in a loved him and it was exactly what he needed starting out so young. Half way through the year she had to move out of town for medical/personal reasons which brought us to get Mrs. Sharr. She is wonderful. She saw more potential in him then what he was giving and she encouraged him and pushed in to do more. I am amazed at how far he came in such a short time span. He finished school in the top reading an dwriting groups. He had two very special teachers this year and I am thankful for both of them. Owen has pushed him self academically more then I could have asked for. He has came out of his shell socially and has really enjoyed going to school. They had a end of the year party today and presented them their certificate for graduating from Kindergarten. We had lots of fun. Owen has made some really good friends this year, I hope we can keep in touch over the summer.
Owen with Mrs. Sharr

Owen and Kaden (the one he named his fish after :))

Owen and Christian

He really was Happy he just Hates getting his picture taken

He received the award for "The Sweetest Voice" what a good kid :)

Owen we are very proud of you and what you have become. Keep going in this direction and your future is bright. We love you tons!!


keepingupwiththewootans said...

That is sooooo fun! I am glad you wrote about sending owen. Major starts preschool in Aug. and I am kinda worried about sending him next year but next year he will be 5 so Im sure he will be ready. You got lots of cute pictures of his last day of school. Hey when is #3 coming?

The Smith Clan said...

Go Owen! You look so big:) First grade next year, wow!

Church Fam said...

I need you to give me the goods on all the kindergarten teachers. Davis will be there next year. It sounds like it was a good year!

Ezra, Kian, & Eden said...

How weird is it going to be next year when you are telling everyone that you have a first grader!!!! Will someone slow time down already?! :)

Aimee's Family Journal said...

I aggree! He does have the sweetest, quietest little voice. Well I am sure he makes it quiet when he wants to! Isn't that little Christian so good looking!