We went to a little end of school party last Thursday for Mandy’s class.
We were supposed to get to go outside and sit on blankets for lunch, but it was a little rainy and wet. So Mandy just wanted to use the blanket to wrap up nice and warm.
Mandy has been so blessed with the teacher that she got this year for kindergarten. Ms. Crane has been both a fun teacher and one that really pushes her students. She goes way above and beyond to interest her students in learning. She found out that Mandy was in to gymnastics so she did a whole little unit where they checked out books about gymnastics, watched a video of a gymnastics performance, and even included a few gymnastics words in their sight words list for the week.
She really challenged Mandy in reading. She pushed her and Mandy is reading on a third grade level. Ms. Crane asked Mandy to try to read 10,000 words in the Accelerated Reading program this 9 weeks and Mandy read 44,000 words! I think that is pretty good for a kindergartener!