Friday was the last day of school - hard to believe a whole year has gone by, it definitely went fast. The kids are just growing up way too fast for me.
Last week both of the kids had awards ceremonies. Alex has been working hard this year on her VAPS - the Virginia Alternate Assessment Portfolio. Since she can't test like her peers, this is an assessment tool used to show what Alex has learned during the year. Considering she has missed more time this year than any other year, I'm proud of her for working so hard!
A little blurry, but this was her getting called up to receive her award...the third grade teacher that is her 'inclusion' teacher gave her the award and was very kind. When they called her up the teacher said "We've certainly enjoyed having Alex as part of our class this year boys and girls, haven't we?" And the kids in the class clapped. Heart happy moment.
Checking our her award!
Obviously, very pleased with herself! :)
Alex and Ms. Susan - one of her teachers. Ms. Susan is so sweet and kind - we're lucky to have her in Alex's class every year!
Zachary's award ceremony was the next day - he received two awards - one for the Diversity project he did on Alex and the Arts in Education Award. He missed the attendance award by one tardy - unfortunately he had all of his asthma lung function tests this year and was late so they counted as tardy's...bummer!
This was his last day of school picture....
And his first day of school picture - he's changed so much!!!
Unfortunately I don't have a last day of school picture of Alex because she spent the day in bed. She'd been running crazy fevers that last week of school again and that morning she was over 100 so she had to stay home :( I think she's missed the last day for the last three years now. That night she had a seizure at 4AM and another at 5:15AM. That's the first time she's had them back to back like that. And the 5:15AM one was VERY intense. I was a second away from getting her emergency meds - definitely scary. Poor girl.
So, come September I will have a third and forth grader!!!