Thursday, September 17, 2009

School Days

Back to school we've gone. Jacob has been enjoying FIRST grade since July. First day picture with the brothers!Waiting in line for his class to go in. He has team teachers so there are lots of students!

His teachers are pretty tough, I have to admit! (I just don't admit it to him...) He took his first spelling test last week. After lots of practice, boy was he ready. I just knew he'd get them all correct!
Well, he did spell all the words right but he accidentally wrote one of the words with a capital letter, so it was marked incorrect. Seriously, rough.

I wanted to go in and argue for him the difference between spelling mistakes and grammar errors and point out that this was, in fact, a spelling test. But I just took a deep breath and smiled and gave him a huge hug for doing so well.One of the many great things about Jake is that he is one determined little fella and he truly strives to do his best. If only we could get his fingers working faster! (His excuse for not always being able to complete his assignments in the given time...) Jacob is rising to their high expectations and I can't wait to see all that he learns this year.


Carol said...

They all look so different, but it is obvious they are Willie's kids. Cute!

hoLLy said...

what kind of a teacher does that?! thats awful. you are right-its a SPELLING test for crying out loud!

sorry, but i had to comment here just to say that! :)

hoLLy said...

btw, your boys are growing so fast and are as cute as ever!