Thursday, May 22, 2008

Will's First Grade Experience

Will participated in his first grade program this year with much improvement over Kindergarten Graduation last year.  This year he actually moved his mouth during his groups speaking parts and sang along with the songs.  Not only was his improvement over his fear of speaking seen during the first grade program, but the week before when the primary kids got up to sing the Mother's day songs, he got up and sang then too.  What amazing progress he has made this year, and I can only attribute 90% of his progress to his wonderful 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Hart.  

She took him under her wing, helping him learn ways to try just a little, keeping the kids from teasing him in class when he didn't want to talk in front of the class, and encouraging us to take him to school 30 minutes earlier once a week so they could have some one on one talking time.  I'm amazed at how well he is doing, how much he has learned this year and actually at a loss of words to explain how much a great teacher can mean in the life of a very young child.  
Thank You Mrs. Hart!!!


Harmony said...

Good for Will! Mrs. Hart is a person I have looked up to for a long time. Now I have another reason.

Jenny said...

We loved Mrs. Hart too. Taryn had her for first grade, and it was an awesome year! Good job Will!

Jenny said...

p.s. Thanks for the tip on posting videos. I have yet had time to do it, but I now know where to start!

Erin said...

How cute! I know Mrs. Hart a are so right about a great teacher. What a great success for everyone involved!