Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Super Duper Cooper

Cooper has had a busy last couple of weeks. School has ended which means that he is now a 1st grader. I am so proud of the young man that he is becoming. He has really stepped up with helping around the house and now takes out the garbage and unloads the dishwasher every day. He is such a sweet boy that wants so much to do what is right.
Last week his school had an end of the year patriotic celebration where all the children sang patriotic songs. Cooper practiced every day, standing up on the fireplace hearth, going through each song, making sure each beat and note were right.

Tuesday was the last day of school and the last of the awards days. Every 90 days the children are honored for their great achievements, both academic and social. The school gives out these great awards that are dog-tag style, with wonderful graphics and colors on them. All the kids have necklaces that they wear them on and by the time they are in 5th grade some have quite the crowded necklace. Every awards day Cooper earned at least one award (Math Wizard) and sometimes three. Here is Cooper wearing his dog-tag during the last awards day.
And now today Cooper lost his 6th tooth. (speaking of which I know a tooth fairy who still needs to do her job tonight). He's growing up so fast and I am so proud of the wonderful boy he is.


Michal said...

congrats, cooper, on becoming a first grader and losing another tooth! you are going to be one rich little boy if you keep this up!
i'm glad you are such a good helper in your family. we love you.
aunt michal

Nana said...

you know, Nana loves a first grader! I am proud of you, and all your awards. I think you were lucky to go to such a fun school for your first year. Can't wait so see you, once my own school is out for the summer.

scrap chair potato said...

6th lost tooth? Wow!
I love the idea of those dog-tag necklaces.
1st grade is so awesome. If you think Cooper grew up this year... just wait!
Congrats Cooper!

Martin said...

that's my boy!