Having him sit down to read or write is still a challenge for me, since he doesn't enjoy it naturally, but he really is trying and letting him pick his own books is working. He really enjoys me reading to him still, but that's okay too.
My other struggle this year was the low-grade bullying that continues. Same kid since kindergarten had picked on Jack and the principal won't do anything about it. Her lack of action has been my year's biggest disappointment. At a school event last week the kid kicked Jack right in front of Craig, who dealt with him. The kid's parents weren't there as usual, had just dropped him off on his own. Once again there was no help from the principal, who told us it happened after school hours and well, you know there's only 3 days left in the school year so let's just let it go. What she doesn't know is that I'm not someone who gives in to bullies and she'll find out that I'm going to be the biggest thorn in her side this coming school year if it doesn't stop.
But enough of the negative stuff, because really this year has been great for Jack. He's becoming such a wonderful young man. And he's got tons of friends and family who adore him, so he doesn't let the bully get to him too much. I'm very proud of him.
|Working at the cemetery, Memorial Weekend. |
The scouts place flags and say a "thank you" at each veteran grave site
|3rd grade party|
|With his good friend David|
|His artwork. He loves art & science, just like his mum.|
|Drive in movie with his friend Mario|
|Still my boy, even if he won't let me kiss him in public|
|Makes friends wherever he goes, bless him|
|With his teacher. He got a "leadership" award.|
|No caption needed, ha!|
|The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree|