Today marks the first day of the summer vacation in Israel. The school year is over and the grade 1 Whatsapp group has changed the group name to grade 2.
Aaron has officially graduated grade 1.
So many mixed emotions.
I feel excited and proud and a little bit cheated. But mostly proud of my boy.
Why do I feel cheated?
Well, Aaron finished grade R/ grade 0/ חובה (Chova) in November 2014. We arrived in Israel in December 2014 and the kids started attending school in January 2015. But… The school year in Israel runs from 1st September to 30 June. We also decided that Aaron was old enough to be in grade 1 and not repeat grade R. This meant he started grade 1 half way through the school year. So, yeah, I feel a little cheated that we only got half a year of my
baby big boy in grade 1.
That being said, Aaron arrived, not only in a new school but in a new country, and had to make new friends and catch up the school work and learn a new language. And he passed and has been promoted to grade 2! And he has a whole bunch of friends. AND he speaks Hebrew!
How many adults do you know who could achieve this much and without complaining and moaning (too much) about it?
I am so extremely proud of this child!