In 1st grade at our school, they encourage all of the 1st graders to log all the books that they read during the year with a goal of each student reading 100 books by the end of the year. They do a big celebration, the kids that reach that goal get a t-shirt, etc. I love to see the kids excited about reading!!!
This year, all of the 1st graders read a total of 22, 270 books!! Way to go!
Here is Jacob receiving his certificate and his shirt that he earned from his teacher.
I think he read a total of 250 books...he really wanted to set the record, but we sort of slacked off towards the end of the year with recording them each night...of course the mother's fault :)
The design of the shirts was kept a secret, so Jacob was fascinated and wanted to see it...
On the back of the shirt was listed the business sponsors that contributed towards this celebration...Jacob kept the shirt up in front of his face for a good 5 minutes...I knew he was looking for his name (which was not there...it was business names!) But because we just finished our kids musical - where all the kids' names WERE on the back of the shirts - I knew that was exactly what he was looking for! :) Made it hard to get a good picture of him standing up there! We were proud of him though - keep reading Jacob!!!
We headed home for about an hour and a half, packed our lunch boxes, and then headed back up to school to have lunch & recess with Josiah for the last time!!!
They were having a special classroom celebration where the kids got to share some excerpts from their 3rd grade memory books that they made. Josiah was SO excited for us to come and hear it. We were there early since we just stayed after lunch/recess, so Caleb and Callie got to sit with Josiah and watch a little bit of Charlotte's Web (they were finishing a unit on the book...)
Callie laid down next to Josiah as she was watching the movie and the next thing I knew, most of the 3rd graders were laying down too! :)
This is Josiah sharing his memory book with us - I love seeing him so proud of his work! He really had a great year!
They sat RIGHT next to Josiah and listened quietly to the other kids while they were sharing too - it was shocking really seeing as how it had been a full day and this was RIGHT during what is usually rest time! :)
We came home from school to find this blessing waiting for us on the steps! Is God good or what? Callie asked me who it was from and I said I didn't know. She said "I guess God told someone that we needed this for our new baby"! I guess so!! So very thankful.