I didn't know much about the kindergarten teachers so I was hoping (and did lots of praying) for a good fit for Noah. I am not saying other teachers would not have been good, but Ms. Damon was a PERFECT fit for Noah - and well for me too! This was a big change for our family. Our first child was going to school. Our kids were not going to be together all day each day. Noah was going to know people we don't know and do things we may never know about. Ms. Damon always answered my messages - even when I am sure she thought they were silly questions. She never made me feel like a bother and always made sure I understood everything going on. Noah was not a bad kid - he is really good 80% of the time but when he would get in trouble Ms. Damon gave him the right amount of discipline to get the point across - she made sure the important things were important to him and didn't dwell on little mistakes. Noah has shed some tears this last week realizing that he would not get to see Ms. Damon every day any more, but really that is a good thing - it shows how much of a good year he has had.
I also prayed that Noah would make friends in school. He is really good to play alone, but I wanted him to also experience friendships. Of course Noah says everyone in his class are his friends but he says his best friends are Aly, Ty, Aiden, Kadience and Connor. He would tell me what all they would play at recess - and that made me smile. I am hoping they get to carry on their friendships in the coming years! Plus - I like all their moms so getting to be around them all is a bonus!
|Ty, Noah and Aiden|
|Noah and Connor in a sack race together|
|Kadience and Noah|
|Noah and Aly watching a program together|
I am SO glad I was able to help with Noah's class so much this year. I was at every class party and read to the kids every other week. I also made it to the year end field trip. These are things I literally dreamed of when we were trying to have a baby all those years. Dropping my kid off and picking him up. Eating lunch with him. Watching school programs. It has all been so much fun!
|Reading to Noah's class|
|Harold and the Purple Crayon activity!|
Next up is summer break. Noah will be going back with Ryan to visit with Mrs. Laurie some days and with Meme some days (since she is a teacher on summer break too). I am hoping to get to take him on some special trips since this is his first real summer break - maybe Branson a couple of times, camping, and I would love to surprise him with a Legoland trip (maybe) - we shall see what the summer brings. For now, I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that I have a first grader!!