Matthew pre-pre-school had a completion of the school year day (even though he'll still be going to the same class until September), a sort of promotion day. They called it a "Moving Up Day." The teacher put together a little class show, mostly class singing. I took the day from work to attend. Not only did I enjoy it and be there for Matthew, I got to see Matthew in a class atmosphere. Here are a few observations and some pictures.
Matthew is more well behaved in school than at home. At school he pretty much listens and is not overly boisterous. At home he's running all over the place and constantly tugging me to do something or other. At home he's such a chatterbox, never having a minute of silence. At school he was more reserved. What am I doing wrong at home?
Matthew loves his class. If you remember this blog, we had to pull him from his first class. He had grown to not like his classmates (they made fun of him) and lost confidence in the teacher. He adored his new teacher, Miss Vickie, and listened to everything she said. The switch was the perfect move.
Matthew remembered all the lyrics to all the songs. The other kids seemed to stumble here and there, but Matthew knew the melody and words. I've mentioned he seems to have an aptitude for music, and he displayed it again.
Matthew is on the smaller side of kids his age. I think he was the smallest except possibly for one girl.
Matthew is very friendly with the other children, and seems to make friends easily.
Here are some pictures. Here he is singing and clapping to a song.
Here's a close up.
Here he is after receiving his diploma and bucket full of gifts.
The bucket full of toys was important...lol.
And finally one with Mommy and Daddy.
Yikes. I need to do something about my grey hair. I was the oldest father there!