we knew things were going well, but it’s pretty amazing considering he’s still getting used to the concept of grades and tests. he’s very much enjoying the challenge and i’ll say once again that the great foundation he got from his years at the waldorf school is showing ( not just the intellectual foundation but the mental as well ).
funny and true! i can’t imagine who he might have inherited storytelling trait from.
seen when arriving for our first ever parent/teacher conference at the public school which he loves. he’s getting straight A’s, actively participates and his teachers think he can be a class leader that the other kids look up to. his teachers had nothing but praise for what he brings to the class. a lot of his success comes from him being him, but i do think the great foundation he got from his years at waldorf school plays a part as well.
he never, ever ceases to impress and amaze me. we’re so very proud.
big day for odin today. it was the first day of fifth grade and after years in the local waldorf school he had his first day at public school and loved it. we’re still very big supporters of the waldorf school and couldn’t say enough about how central the experience has been in developing the wonderful, caring boy that he is today. to use a hockey analogy, this is about skating to where the puck will be.
in the morning he was appropriately nervous and while a little bummed to not be able to wear his contacts ( NEW SCHOOL! NEW LOOK! ) since he washed one down the shower drain the night before and we don’t have backups yet ( *cough* someone might have told him not to take a shower with his contacts in *cough*. lesson learned the hard way. ) he was taking it in stride.
he traded his half block walk for a half mile bike ride or walk. i don’t him i’d be more than happy to walk him to school, all the way to his locker and give him a hug as he walked into his class.
with a little glimmer in eye he said, “no poppi, that’s o.k. i can get to class by myself.”