Thursday, May 27, 2010

School's Out For Summer!

[Last day of 2nd Grade - May, 2010]

Yes, school is out and little Miss Maddy successfully passed 2nd grade and on to 3rd grade in the fall! Wow -- that seems unreal -- 3rd grade, really?

[Holding up 3 fingers for 3rd grade!]

Second grade was a very big deal with so much to learn, so many skills to improve upon and master!

I admit it, at the beginning of the year, I was a little nervous about 2nd grade! So many prayers to learn, 38 Catechism Q&A's to memorize, the parts of the Mass, the Sacraments, all the preparation for First Confession and First Communion - plus the regular reading, writing, social studies, science, math, art, etc.! It was a little daunting for her (and me too)!

But she persevered and made it through handling it all with grace under pressure.
Good job Maddy -- we're so proud of you!

[First Day of 2nd Grade -- August, 2009]


Casey said...

Let the fun begin!!

She has really grown this year!!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Congrats on surviving 2nd Grade Maddy!!! Hope you have a fun summer!

Love Letters To China said...

Congratulations!!! My daughter is going to be entering 2nd grade next year. I don't even want to think about all the things you just listed that Catholic school covers during that time period. We're going to enjoy our vacation and hope & pray the next school year goes as smoothly as yours did. Hope you enjoy your summer vacation!

melissa said...

A big congratulations to Maddy!! I remember 2nd grade being very busy for my boys at catholic school.

Jodee Leader said...

Way to go, Maddy! I hope you have a great summer!

She looks adorable in her new khaki shorts!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

she is so cute, always with a stuff toy! She is very sweet.

And, I love that ladybug on your door! Oh so cute. where did you buy it?


Alyson and Ford said...

Congratulations! She does look so grown up! Beautiful! Have fun this summer!

Alyzabeth's Mommy

Kristin said...

Whoo hoo Maddy! Great job! Enjoy your summer and get ready for third grade. =)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

HOORAY!!! Let the summer fun begin:)

Second grade is such a tough year.....I remember how panicked I was about Nick making it over all the religion hurdles too!! So happy that she had a fabulous year. I am sure third grade will be a breeze:)

Enjoy your weeekend~


Laura L. said...

She looks so cute. :) She's really changed and grown quite a bit over the school year.
Congratulations to Maddy. Have a super summer!

Wanda said...

Congrats to the graduate. (Each year is an accomplishment.) And yes, grade 3 sounds "old" doesn't it. My Dahlia starts grade 2 and it's all a bit of a shock how it's all flying by.

Maddy looks so pretty and mature in this first picture. Such a lovely girl.

fleur de lis cottage said...

Wow, she has really grown. Can't believe Miss Maddy is going to be a third grader.

Enjoy your summer and have a great Memorial Day!

EllieNat said...

I like your before and after pics! Great idea!

My daughter has two more weeks of being a second grader...then off to third grade! YEAH!

Lucy said...

Congrats Maddy! What a big year! AND she has grown so much in the past year! I hope you all have a wonderful summer!