Wednesday, May 19, 2010

tintinnabulation....


Ben and his 4th grade teacher Mrs. Quillen. Monday was the awards ceremony for 4th grade. I was so proud of Ben. He raked those bad boys in. He is most proud of his Presidential Physical Fitness Award...that is pretty hard to get...only 6 kids in his class earned it.



Poor Ben got called up on stage a few times...you know he does NOT like to be the center of attention at all. But I sure was excited!










These are the three 4th graders who had all A's for the whole year. That little sweetie on the right in the sundress...Hannah, her mom and I agreed that it's too bad we are moving because those two would have been fun to see during the high school years...she is so smart, a level 6 gymnast, plays violin...right up Ben's alley.
Okay so Ben comes home Monday afternoon with his spelling/vocabulary list for the week...first word on there was tintinnabulation. I had to ask Ben how to say it and what it was. I am his mom and I have never seen or heard that word in my life.
He took some standardized tests...had the highest 4th grade score AND outscored all the 5th graders but one. If he didn't look so much like us I would wonder if he was really our child...I am so proud.

5 comments:

Everyday Gourmet said...

Awesome! You definately have a smarty pants! I think that is great that they have an awards ceremony at your school. School is out next week for you guys?

Our Complete Family said...

Way to go Ben! High fives all around! Tell him congrats from the E's! That PPF one is a super neat-o one. B's private school didn't do it for his grade and we missed it here in SC so he's excited to do it next year! I remember doing it in DODDS schools and being so excited to pass and get that nifty certif!
Bryce's awards are next week with their last day being Friday morning. He's getting several again, including that all A one and student of the month! Who'd have thought when we taught preschool to these handsome devils we were truly giving them the awesome basis they needed to move onward and upward?!? Really exciting stuff! xo

Amber M. said...

Ben, you ROCK!!

Shannon said...

Way to go Ben!! I've never heard of that word either!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of you and especially Ben. Tell us what the word means. I have never seen it either. I will get a dictionary and look it up. I see that Ben wore his OSU shirt to school that day. YEA - Go Bucks. ON