Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Last Day of 1st Grade

Here is Lyndon on the 1st Day of 1st Grade..&.... here he is on the last Day of 1st Grade....boohoo....!  I just can't believe how fast he is growing up.His last day of school gift included some 'Diver Dudes' for the swimming pool and a math DS game (must keep up during the summer-teacher coming out in me!)Cody 4got to smile!

Lyndon is such a wonderful boy and it makes me very proud that he is my son.  We have enjoyed watching him grow and learn in school.  Even though I am a teacher it is amazing to see how much Lyndon has learned in his first two years of elementary.  Of course he has also had two of the most talented, dedicated, and caring teachers!  We loved Mrs. Rozell in kindergarten.  Lyndon thought she was the best teacher ever and wanted her to be his 1st grade teacher.  Once in 1st grade he loved Mrs. Gregg just as much and wishes they could teach him in 2nd grade.  Mrs. Gregg wouldn't have been able to teach Lyndon as much as she did if it wasn't for the great foundation Mrs. Rozell started.  I know that his success through school in the future will be because of these two awesome teachers. I know that he will also love his 2nd grade teacher.  Speaking of 2nd grade, Lyndon is very excited!  He has been waiting patiently for me to teach the grade he is in.  He is excited for us to be able to spend the day together.  He won't be in my classroom, but I will see him at gym, lunch, and recess.  I hope he continues to love it. :)  We are excited about lunch because I have not ever been able to eat lunch with Lyndon except for Mother's Day programs because his lunch times have been about 45 minutes before 2nd grades.  We plan on eating together a lot next year.
We ate at DQ for our traditional 1st & Last Day of School.  Lyndon thinks it's a BIG treat to eat inside!
If you ask Lyndon if he likes school he will reply with the comment people often expect to hear, but the truth is he really does like school.-I am very glad!  Lyndon has worked very hard this year and I must brag on him and his academic success in First Grade:
  • His lowest grade for the year was a 94 one 6 weeks in LA.
  • He made a 100 on all of his spelling tests.
  • He received the most AR reading points in his class and received the AR boy award with 56 points.  To let you know how impressive that is- all the books he read this year with the exception of one chapter book are worth .5 points if you make a 100.  Since he had 56 points it would be like reading and taking 132 AR test and making a 100 on all of them!  Of course he didn't make a 100 on all of them so he read more than 132 books.
  • His final 1st Grade Yearly averages: Reading 97, LA 97, PE 95, Math 98, Science 100, Social Studies 100.
  • He only missed one day of school because he had the stomach bug.
  • Lyndon's IOWA test (ITBS achievement test) said, "Lyndon's Composite national percentile rank of 89 means that he scored higher than 89 percent of first grade students nationally.  His overall achievement appears to be well above average for first grade."  Listening and Science were his lowest scores, but were still above average.  We need to work on those, especially the listening one. :)
We are very proud of Lyndon & owe a lot of thanks to his teacher, Mrs. Gregg!

1 comment:

  1. You are a wonderful mother, who deserves A LOT of credit too! You make me want to be a better mom!