June 29th was Hannah’s last day of Grade 1 in Mme J’s class. She was a wonderful teacher and helped my timid English only speaking 6yo to become a confident 7yo who is easily able to carry on a conversation in not only English but French too!
Hannah was unsure about changing schools last September as she really enjoyed her former school but I knew this would be a much better learning environment for her as well as she would have the opportunity to learn French which will be an asset to her future. It probably took until March before she stopped asking to go back to her old school but I’m thankful we made the switch as she has made many wonderful friends at her new school too. We visited my cousin the other day who speaks French and I sat there in awe as Hannah was easily able to hold her own in a conversation. What a wonderful gift a second language is!
Here’s Hannah on the first day of Grade 1. This year she chose to wear the same dress the first and last day of school. I will say I don’t notice quite as much difference this year as we have in the past. I think next year will be a big one as her baby teeth will become grown up teeth!
One of the neat things Hannah’s school did this year was on the second last day of school they moved to next year’s classroom with their new teacher and new classmates so that they could meet one another. Hannah is really excited to have Mme N for a teacher next year and I’ve heard great things about her too. I teased and said she won the Grade 2 lottery as she’s in both a 2/3 split and in a portable but I know she’ll do wonderfully in her new grade! She only has 2 of her current classmates with her and she’s not really close to either of them but I have faith that my outgoing girl will make new friends quickly as well as enjoy time with her former classmates at lunch and recess.
Congratulations Hannah! You did so well in Grade 1 and I’m excited to watch you grow and learn more in Grade 2!