Wednesday, May 25, 2011

So Long 3rd Grade!



Hard to wrap my mind around the fact that the school year has ended!! Miss Maddy is finished with 3rd grade! When my son, Philip, started med school, he told Maddy that when she was finished with 3rd grade, he'd finish medical school. At the time, I thought -- whoa -- that's a long ways off, and . . . here it is already!







This has been a big year for Maddy. I've heard that often the odd-numbered school years are tougher and are bigger challenges for students. I believe that! This was really the year that Maddy had to study more for each class and prepare for tests. Once she (and I) figured out the best way for her to study to learn all the nuances of 3rd grade subjects, her positive outlook returned, her grades improved and she didn't worry quite so much about tests. There seemed to be tests galore this year along with book reports and writing projects. Even though she was worried at the beginning of the year, I could see her confidence and abilities grow as the school year went on.




She became more willing to ask her teachers about assignments when she had questions -- which was huge for her. She loves her teachers. We kind of wish they would move to 4th grade with her!



We are so proud of the great year and all her hard work! Way to go Miss M!!


10 comments:

Dawn said...

Yay Maddy!!! This year flew by, and you earned an awesome summer with all the hard work you put in this year!!

Kim K. said...

Congratulations, Maddy! What an accomplishment. Enjoy your summer vacation!! I remember Emma's 3rd grade and 5th grade were very hard in comparison to 2nd and 4th. You must be right about those odd numbered-years.

Gail said...

Awesome job Maddy!!! I know you'll have a fun Summer, enjoy!!!

Jodee said...

Way to go, Maddy! Cute pictures!

This post frightens me since Carson is going into 3rd grade. You know how much I hate homework! It could be a long year!

Casey said...

They grow too fast, huh?? I hate it!! But she sure does look happy. Congrats on finishing 3rd grade!

Laurie said...

Good job, Maddy!! Loved reading all about her year... this morning is kindergarten graduation for us, and I can't imagine my baby finishing 3rd grade, but I know it's just around the corner. Yikes!! Have a GREAT 4th grade year, Maddy!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

what a responsible little girl. She should be proud. I know here Mommy is!

lea
xo

PS. Is it me or is Miss Maddy getting very tall?

Missy said...

Congrats Maddy!!! I am so proud of you :) You will soar in the fourth grade!

Bridget said...

Happy Summer Maddy! Glad you had a good year! I'm sure 4th grade will be great!

Lisa said...

congratulations Maddie!! What a quick year!