A couple of weeks ago, Skinner (the kids’ school) held a student showcase. This is a chance for all the parents to come into the classroom and see what the kids have been working on. Will has been showing me something from his classroom every morning, but this was the first Becky had seen him in action in his classroom, and he had some surprises for me as well. For starters, he can read; he sped through a 16-page book in just a couple of minutes.
He also showed us the illustrated stories he’s been writing (they’re all on the same topic), and the geography boards where he pins the flags on the countries in South America:
Lucy has also made some amazing progress. She just started six weeks ago, and she was able to show us half a dozen tasks she can do on her own, some of which are far from simple. We were surprised to find out she can almost write her name:
Here she is showing us the Triangle Box. The triangular case holds four colored triangles which are made of different numbers of pieces. She carefully took all the pieces out of the box, assembled all the triangles (she loves puzzles), and very carefully put them away again. Here she’s describing her creative process to us:
It was a fascinating glimpse into the part of their lives we aren’t around for. They’re both clearly thriving, and we’re incredibly proud of them.