Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Another Bright, Shining Star

Today was Ben's turn to be the Star Student in his class. Another big day in our family!

In Ben's class, his teacher has agreed to give a "dolphin dollar" to any Star Student that reads the chosen book to the class, rather than having his/her parent read the book. Well, Ben has been thinking about it for a while. I didn't realize it right away, but he has been carefully going through the books in his bookcase for quite a while trying to find the perfect book for this occassion. He did not want the book to be too hard because he wanted to be able to do it all himself, but he didn't want it to be too easy either because he wanted to show off his reading skills. He picked "There Was an Old Lady that Swallowed a Fly". He did a fantastic job!! This is my child that was so shy and timid in preschool that he barely opened his mouth, let alone raise his hand. Today though, he sat up in front of his kindergarten class, with confidence and read an entire book. When he was finished with the book, he told all of the kids about his favorite things and then showed them and described all 18 of the pictures that he brought from home. When all of that was finished, he answered about 20 questions from his classmates. It was a great day for him and I was so happy for him....and proud, of course.

Ben and his kindergarten teacher
January 2008

Ben's favorite things...(as of today):

Food - Hot Dog
TV Show - All Grown Up
Ice Cream Flavor - Vanilla
Animal - Dolphin
Color - Blue and Green
Number - Eight
Month - May and Decembr
Superhero - Batman
Video Game - Cars
Holiday - Christmas and Easter

And for the 'This is your life' portion of the Star Student festivities, Ben chose these pictures to share with his friends.


Kalar said...
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Tasha said...

Be proud of yourself and Spencer too. Great parenting is a major part of Ben turning into quite a confident kindergartner. I wish I could be closer to all your little stars!