The last week of first grade was a blur of activity. Tuesday, we were able to cheer her class on during field day. Ms. Wright started the day by saying, "We are scientists! We are great thinkers! We are creative and artistic! We are going to have fun!"
That was her subtle way of saying we had a snowball's chance of winning the day, but we did have a great time. This field day was very different than the ones I remember. The whole thing was a class competition, and the events relied on teamwork. Issa was very proud to be her class's flag bearer:
Friday was the last day of school for the year:
Our girl did earn two awards. She was the first grade recipient of the library all star award:
In a moment that literally caused me to laugh out loud, she also received the PE MVP award:
It has been an incredible year, and I'm more than a little sad to say goodbye to Ms. Wright. Issa has grown so much in every way that matters. She has become more confident. She has fallen even more in love with reading and learning. She found a new love of non-fiction. It has been everything I hoped for in first grade, and I am so proud of our little Flyer.