Monday, August 22, 2011
First Day of Fourth Grade
Hannah started the fourth grade today. She's off to a new building (yet again), new teachers and new experiences.
This year, she was judged to be eligible for a high ability classroom that combines fourth and fifth graders. When we attended the open house last week, we saw that she had actually been assigned into two different classes. Let me explain -- no, there is too much. Let me sum up.
At the end of last year, we attended a fourth grade orientation at her new school building. At that orientation, we were quite impressed with one forth grade teacher, in particular, Mrs. Peyton. I quickly wrote a letter to the Principal asking that Hannah be assigned into Mrs. Peyton's classroom, if possible. Just a few days after I had written that letter, we became aware of the opportunity for Hannah to be in the high ability class. At the recent open house, we discovered that she was assigned into Mrs. Peyton's classroom and the high ability class. I spoke with the Principal and she indicated that Hannah could choose between the two classes. It was entirely up to her and she chose to participate in the high ability classroom -- without hesitation.
We are excited for the opportunity for Hannah to be challenged and proud that she is willing to face those challenges boldly and confidently.