Yesterday morning was the girls' first grade awards presentation. They were excited. I love seeing my girls feel proud of their accomplishments. And I appreciate that their school makes sure every single child receives an award. No one is left out. Both of our girls got awards for reading, math, and "golden attendance" (missing 4 or less days of school all year). These awards were really nice, but I knew that they were going to receive them. Still, I was proud none the less. Then the school's PE teacher came up on stage and talked about the different physical fitness tests she had been giving the kids, and began to read out the names of the first grade record holders in each event. Leah now holds the record for the fastest quarter mile run and Hannah now holds the award for the most pull-ups! They beat out both boys and girls to achieve those records! Who knew we had two little athletes? They were especially proud of those accomplishments and now their names are on the "Wall of Fame" until someone beats their records.
I am so proud of my girls and how hard they worked during their first grade year!
And I look forward to watching them learn and grow for the rest of their lives. :)