Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The Big First Grader

A few weeks ago, there was an open house at Jonathan's school. He was so proud to show all of the work he had accomplished. Here he is with his teacher, Mrs. Downey, and sitting at his desk. Mrs. Downey has been so wonderful for Jonathan. She has been loving and patient and taught him all the things that a first grader needs to know. Jonathan is such a good reader! He is even reading scriptures with us and does a great job.

A word from Jonathan: This is me. The one in the blue shirt . I use brain power a lot.
Sitting quietly at your desk with your hands folded and eyes on the teacher is called brain power. Mrs. Downey knows all kinds of tricks to get the kids to do what they need to do. For example, she told a story one day about how scientists came into a classroom and noticed that all of the smart kids had clean desks. After that day, Jonathan has taken great pride in his desk and keeping it clean. Before that day it was a completely different story.
Jonathan will be finishing 1st grade next Thursday. I just cannot believe how quickly the year has gone!


Summer said...

Oh my goodness! First grade! I had him in nursery! Absolutely crazy. So good to see pics. We just got hooked up to the internet so I am going to try and get a blog going soon. We are having a baby girl in 3 1/2 weeks! We're excited. Keep the pics coming. They are great

Delise said...

Hmmm, I wish Jeff's teacher knew that trick (the clean desk one)! Sounds like it was a great year!

Adam and Stacy said...

He is sooo cute!! I just love your kids!!

heather said...

Lester! you have a blog! yeahhhhh. so fun. Now I can see what is going on all the time with you. Your boys are so beautiful. we can just match your four boys up with my four girls. ha. Baby price is yummy. I can't wait to love on him this summer. love ya!

The Mays said...

Hey Les! What adorable kids and such a good looking family! Are you planning a trip home soon? I sure miss you!
Much Love,