May 27, 2011

Dear Me

I just love that First grade is where reading and writing really take off and it can be the measure from which we gain perspective and insight into the mind of our children. It's probably one of the main reasons why I love the younger grades. This is the last letter that Grant wrote as part of his writing practice in his class. The students in his class wrote letters to each other and then the teacher compiled them altogether to make a sweet book of "Letters from Friends". It's just so precious!
This is a letter that Grant wrote to himself. Although I'm not sure this was supposed to be a part of that little book, I absolutely love it! He is super smart and I'm not just saying that because he's mine but he really is pretty smart and he's a great reader and writer. I can't even imagine how different his first grade year could have been if I hadn't been hired by the county I work in. I owe so much to Mrs. Greene and her ability to be such an effective teacher even though her class has many "chiefs' and few "Indians". It is impossible to believe that my baby boy is going to be a 2nd grader and 7 years old!!!

Have a Blessed Memorial Day Weekend!


  1. i LOVE IT! That letter is so cute.

  2. I came back to read it again.
    It's so precious.
    I love the ....almost a 2 grder.