Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Brooke gets promoted

Last fall, I wrote a post about our dilemma with Brooke's age and kindergarten. I found the comments and verbal advice from people very interesting. No matter what the outcome, we decided (and Brooke was ready) to do her kindergarten work and see how well she focused and comprehended.

Well, nearly 10 months later, we are proud to say that Brooke has completed her kindergarten work. She is reading and adding and saying her special blends like a pro. I must admit, that I struggled with teaching this young girl. She is a much more an "emotional" learner than her brothers ever were. Some days, Brooke would read quickly, and then the next day, she would say, "I don't want to" or "I don' know how to" or "Can you help me, PLEEEEASE!" Girls can sure be moody!! This past Sunday, Brooke was promoted to Junior Church since she will be going to first grade in the fall.

We will continue to work this summer in getting her ready for first grade. Though I debated over the issue of "should she be the youngest or the oldest in her class," I finally realized that it was not really MY choice to make. I thank God for a husband who is a great leader and a daughter who is a great learner and a group of friends who are a great support. I pray that Brooke continues to grow to be a godly, young lady who most importantly loves her Lord. Upon finishing kindergarten, Brooke was given a new Bible (a pink princess Bible). She hugged it and said, "Can I please read John 3:16 to you?" "Yes, Brooke," I replied. She opened to some page and said, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son whoever should believe in Him should have everlasting life." I think that is a combination of KJV, NASB, ICB and Brooke Beard :)


Juliet said...

Brooke Beard translation or whatever, she got the way to be saved correct. Except for the words. "should have everlasting life."

Congratulations to Brooke on being promoted to the first grade. She'll do fine. How can she fail with the parents that she has.

She is such a doll.

Anonymous said...

We're proud of you, Brooke! Love, Gramma and Papa

Deana said...

That is awesome! I'm homeschooling my little one this summer hoping she can catch up a bit before first grade begins!

I am just curious. How many sight words did Brooke need to learn. My daughter started school in the OC at a school that required the kindergarten students to learn 20 and then we moved to Valencia to a Blue Ribbon school where she needed to learn 108!!!

What are you all up to for the summer? I have a 7 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. If you ever want a play date with other well-have kids, let me know. :)

Your posts always remind me that I need to treasure the moments that I get to teach my kids about Jesus.

Ann-Marie said...

Go, Brooke! That is SO awesome. She's just like her second cousin, old what's-her-name! Smart as a whip, that one.

Carol Lea Ashmore said...

Hi Michelle, Just letting you know I'll ready as many blogs as possible. Would like your email address, please and your brothers' also. You might all wish I never started doing email. Really like reading about your family way out there in California (from the Northeast.) My love, Aunt Carol