Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Caden's "report card" - brag alert!!!!

This isn't your typical report card but then again, Caden isn't your typical Kindergartener. Caden attends Madison Elementary School here in Pella and is thriving. It's Parent-Teacher Conference time (we aren't having one because we just had Caden's IEP) so report cards came home on Friday.His teachers have also reported back to me that there is a severely affected child in his classroom and Caden is his best friend, always talking to him and touching him and trying to include him. I couldn't be more proud of him. The report card is as follows:

Fall Kindergarten Progress Report

Caden has been such a blessing to our Kindergarten class. He warms the hearts of every adults and child he comes in contact with!

He follows the routines of kindergarten as he sits in a group, follows one step directions and interacts with his friends in play. We are all learning to communicate with Caden through formal and informal sign language. Caden's classmates are eager and determined to learn new signs and genuinely love him as a friend in kindergarten!

I marvel at the progress Caden has made in a brief two months of formal education. Through God's blessings, a network of dedicated individuals have formed a tremendous support group: from the bus drives, cooks, custodians, secretary, principal, classroom teachers, students and professional educators to every child in his class and other classes at Madison Elementary, to provide genuine love and the very best education possible for Caden. And he, in turn, has blessed each and everyone of us with a contagious love for life!

Thank you for sharing him with us!


Kristi said...

Good Job Caden. I am sure you are thrilled Tena.. So proud of him too.

Jen said...

Wow. I'm speechless~Go Caden! I bet that's great for you to hear confirmation that you made the right choice!

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

What a wonderful report card! Very encouraging to me!

Kelly said...

That is so awesome! His school is lucky to have him!

Myssie said...

Way to go Caden!! That is awesome! Great job buddy!

Alyssa said...

gave me goosebumps

Laurie said...

OhTena this made me cry! I remember when Cay was born ... how scary and uncertain those days were - and look at him now!

You certainly are blessed!

Big hugzz