Saturday, May 24, 2008

Bragging about Carson

I just have to brag about my little boy for a minute. Isn't that what blogs are for anyway? To brag about our kids? Well, maybe not. But that's pretty much what I enjoy doing the most on mine :) So be patient and enthusiastic :) while I brag for a moment...

I think my boy is pretty smart. The second week of April we had him test for the Accelerated Learning Academy (ALA) at Hillcrest. So what is the ALA program you ask? :)

This is a program for first graders -6th graders. There is only one class per grade. The ratio is 19 students per teacher!!!! Yipee! The ALA program is composed of children from all over the district who are accepted. The curriculum is one grade higher than what they are actually in. So first graders will be doing second grade work etc. They get more hands on experiences like fieldtrips, science experiments, computer time, more autonomy etc. The best part is if the child is ready to advance to the next learning stage they can!

Before testing Carson, I observed the first grade teacher for a day and she is AMAZING!

I am sure by now you know where this is leading...Today (after 6 and 1/2 weeks) Carson got his test scores back and his acceptance letter. He tested wonderfully! He received his highest scores in Math (thanks to Dad!) and Reading. His lowest score was in Listening Comprehension....hmmmm :)

So, next year we are off to Hillcrest. I hope it is as good as an experience as I am thinking/hoping it will be. Can I just say how proud I am of my little boy! (as if you could not already tell :)

Okay, the bragging is over (for now).

6 comments:

The Reese's said...

wow that is really neat. way to go carson!

Crystal said...

Hey that is wonderful. Good for Carson. I hope he has a great experience! Take Care!
Crystal

Christensen Family said...

That is so great! I wish there were more programs like that or charter schools closer to Tremonton. I guess that is the downside of living in a small town.

Heart on my sleeve said...

Way to go Carson! You are the smartest, cutest grandson in the whole entire world!

Ben & Keri said...

Congrats to Carson! I am excited for you. You are such a smart little guy! We love you and are very proud of you!

california smiths said...

I think Blogs are ALL about bragging about your kids, so YAY for Carson!!