This is the fourteenth post in a series on being part of a Big Couple through Big Brothers Big Sisters. If you haven’t read the previous posts and would like more context, please click here for an archive of the posts.
As someone who is goal-oriented, celebrating progress comes naturally… especially when that progress is something as major as passing the 5th grade and moving on past elementary school.
Our Little has gone through a lot in his personal life, and I’m really proud of him and his family for not letting anything affect his education.
He may not have top grades, but he really liked his classes, teachers, and extracurricular activities.
His teachers spoke highly of him, and I know he will miss the familiar environment of his elementary school.
However, I would like to think that his next school will be supportive of his education and personal growth and allow him to continue growing into an awesome person.
Daniel and I are looking forward to supporting Ryan as he transitions into his middle school years. For me, middle school wasn’t great, and from what I can tell, nobody enjoyed middle school. Hopefully, Daniel and I can boost Ryan’s enjoyment of those years… even if it’s only a couple of times a month. 🙂
But that, of course, will come after we celebrate his graduation from 5th grade!
Overall thoughts and lessons learned:
-Take time to celebrate accomplishments.
-Reflect on your life at that time and see if there’s anything you can do to make it better for your Little.
Are you (or have you been) part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program? What have you done to celebrate any major accomplishments?