He said, "You will never guess what happened!"
"What?", I said, dreading the answer...Because that statement ususally means something bad...
"My paragraph that I wrote was published in the newspaper!!", he said, as he handed me a copy of the paper that the teacher let him bring home.
"Wow..(I was shocked)...I am very pround of you, Ian...."
Ian's class partcipate in a program called Newspapers in Education. Every week of school, they are required to write a paragraph about a certain topic that they are assigned. These have the possibility of getting published in our local newspaper....and Ian's did...I am so proud...This week, was Music in Education....The question was " What does Music mean to you?"
Music means alot to me. When I am sad, music sings a song aout what I'm sad about. When I'm bored and want to have some fun or when I'm at a party, it can get a party going. In basketball, football, soccer or baseball, we will play music. If you workout, music can get you going when you run. Music can be good for memories of the past. In movies, music is good to know when something bad is going to happen or when someone is going to get hurt. Music can be used in a whole bunch of ways.
Ian Allen, 5th Grade
Jefferson, R. Gullion, Teacher
This is really extra special for Ian, because the trouble he has been having in school, is in Reading and Writing...so this was a big "pick me up" for him....He started his tutoring this week, and he LOVES it...He is really trying...It is hard to believe that this is his last year of elementary school...Where has the time gone? I know lots of people have been posting about Kindergarten registration and how sad it is..and I will be sad when Cade has to go to Kindergarten..But where he attends Preschool 5 days a week...it almost seems like he has already started school....Not going to be a very big transition for him...The clincher for me is my baby, my first born, is going to middle school....He will no longer be in elementary school...I have to attend 5th grade graduation in just a month and a half....I am tearing up as I type it...He is growing up on me...and I don't know where the time has gone.....One child going to middle school, and one going to Kindergarten...They just grow up too fast....=(