After dropping Cooper off at school yesterday morning, I headed to his future elementary school to get the ball rolling on his kindergarten registration. Can you believe it? Where has the time gone?! Is he really about to start public school? Well, evidently he is...whether his Mommy is ready or not.
The four-year-olds at the ELC started reading groups this past week. Cooper is in the beginning stages of learning to read! And he is doing a great job, too. Jay and I are very proud of him. I am especially encouraged by how excited he is about this new skill...and by how much he wants to be able to read. I love seeing those wheels turn when he is trying to sound out a new word. Although I knew it beforehand, it was nice to hear from his teacher at the preschool just how ready he is for kindergarten. It might be a little bittersweet for me, but I know he is going to just love big kid school when he starts in the fall!
In another preschool update, here is what Cooper brought home today at the end of Space week:
The Houstons got
I will occasionally post about specific questions and answers as we fill his journal out. For now, here are some things I have learned about Cooper in the past month:
*When friends play with his toys, he feels bad. And sad. But not mad.
*His hero is Daddy, because he's really strong.
*It makes him feel special when Mommy and Daddy take him to the movie theater.
*One of the things that most worries him are that the people on the tight rope at the circus are going to fall (this was obviously from the day we went to the circus).
*Paleontology is a job that looks interesting to him. (Seriously...he said paleontologist).
*And when asked yesterday what he hopes for: "I hope to read."
Could you just die?! How adorable are those answers? I can't wait to see how his answers evolve over the days, months and years!