A frame by frame shot of Mahmoud airborne.
I now own the Galaxy S4 which is great news for all of you awesome parents. Why? Because now you will have access to higher quality photographs and videos. All pictures have been upgraded from 8MP to 12MP. Not only that, but cool effects like the one you see on the left of your screen are now a button push away. And just in case you are wondering....yes, he really did jump that high.....and yes those 3 students are indeed all the same person. The photograph itself sums up the week better than I can with words. Why do I say this? It is because this was a week full of highs. Let me explain a little bit. A butterfly crawled out of its cocoon, the kiddos scored a 74% average on their reading comprehension provincial exam, they scored a 77% average on the Math provincial exam, we had representatives on stage in a volunteer appreciation presentation, we got stuck in the rain while at the 7-11 and then we spent a morning enjoying the company of the grade 6'ers during their math fair. Wow!...What a week! There was lots of learning, a very memorable "aha" moment that will last a lifetime and test scores that were out the roof! The journey to get to this point of the year is a testament to the amount of character and will power these young scholars have developed over the course of the year. We reflected on this topic in class and the kiddos expressed a lot of pride and jubilation in their personal growth. And just like the caterpillar that had crawled out of it's cocoon this week, the students experienced a similar bout of self realization that their own character had also transformed since the beginning of the year. Similar to the caterpillar's transformation, the effort of these little scholars is something that was sought and earned. It is no wonder why Mahmoud probably felt the need to take flight across our playground.