Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Brag Time

Okay, I'm new at the parenting thing so I don't really know all the rules about bragging about your kids so I'll just plead ignorance if I'm breaking them. But, I just have to say for those of you who may be new to the blog, this is a kid who weighed 9 pounds at 2 years old, lived in a special needs orphanage from 2-6 years old and only knew about a dozen words in sign language when we got to him in June. Here's a video of him reading and here are some highlights from his report card that we just got today. It might get a little long for some of you, but for those from the mission who have known Kerwin since early on I think you will be so happy for him. We are such proud parents!

Work Habits
Kerwin is delightful! He is so curious and interested in many things. He likes to run small errands - taking things to the office or to other teachers.

Kerwin confuses a few lower case letters of the alphabet - mainly b and d. He is making steady progress in reading and sight vocabulary. He understands the stories we read in class and often makes comments on things that happen in the stories.


Kerwin is making such rapid progress in this area for having been signing for such a short time. He asks and answers questions and is able to tell about things he sees and experiences.

Kerwin's handwriting is improving. He has been working hard on making his letter correctly and leaving a space between words.

Kerwin often draws pictures of things he sees. He drew pictures to illustrate some of the vocabulary related to our earth unit. He is beginning to label pictures - mainly mom and dad and asks for spelling for some pictures.

Kerwin is working on counting and constructing sets of 1-10. He is also working on writing numerals 1-10. He confuses 7 and 8 when counting.

Science and Social Studies Development

Kerwin enjoyed the winter activities and experiments with snow and ice. He understands the concepts of liquids and solids, temperatures and is able to name some landforms and types of water found on earth.


Renee said...

We are sooo HAPPY for you guys! Tell Kerwin we are so proud of him.
Love you!
We are hoping to be out of MOI next week! :) Now the visa office is being difficult and making you wait months for an appt. We are praying that improves soon!

Erin said...

Hey Rebecca, I will be home this weekend for easter. Do you guys want to get together??

Life in Fitzville said...

As a mom of a child adopted older, who had his own obstacles to overcome... I look at it this way. We missed many years of the mommy bragging with them, so we have lots to make up for!

You have every right to brag, it sounds like he is doing amazingly well. I brag about my son all the time... I am just in awe of the kid. And when I stop by your blog, I am in awe of Kerwin too!

Anonymous said...

That just made my afternoon! You just brag away. He looks like he is an absolute delight. I hope Abby gets to see him again some day. ~Deb~

Anonymous said...

Robyn told me that since you were not able to brag about him for the first 5 1/2 years of his life you are allowed to brag extra to make up for missed time.