As I write this I'm feeling quite emotional. For today big monkey finished in year one and we said farewell to his two teachers. He has had a brilliant year at school and both his teachers have been fantastic. I've no idea where the academic year has gone, but it seems a very short time since I was sat in his year one class last September meeting his teachers and hearing all about their plans for the class. Now, another year is over and he'll be returning to school in year two! I've huge admiration for his teachers, who have worked so hard with the class and helped him to come on in leaps and bounds.
We're very lucky as the children in his class all seem really lovely too and the teachers often comment that they are so lucky to have such a good class. The parents get on well too, so a couple of Mum's recently arranged a collection for the teachers and learning support assistants, to say a huge thank you for all their hard work. I like to do a little something myself though, so asked Daddy and Monkey if they would like to make the Rock Cakes, they seem so good at making. My input? Buying the tin to present them in! Here's how they got on.
They look yummy and I have it on good authority that they tasted good too! Of course we couldn't leave little monkey out, so he helped make them as well. Hubby loves making bits in the kitchen with the monkeys from time to time, and it was good to show our appreciation to his teachers.
I hope they all have a well deserved rest before all the lesson planning and such goes on, ready for the Autumn term. Enjoy the summer holidays!