(Not so!) Wordless Thursday: Oh So Proud!

Andrew Certificate

Andrew is in kindergarten and we are using the Catholic Heritage Curricula. He loves the program and is way ahead of the game with the lessons. Instead of doing two letters per week as suggested, he has been doing two letters A DAY. We started school on August 9th and he is already finished with the 60 page book!

Anyway, as an encouragement for the children, when they finish the letter practice book they get a certificate of achievement (as you see above).  Andrew was so proud and excited about the certificate he asked me to take his picture and post it for all to see! 😀 (Not a shy bone in his little body! lol!)

Here’s what the certificate says:

This certifies that
Andrew Michael D’Annunzio
has completed the study of letters and letter sounds
and is ready to begin
Awarded this 23rd day
of August 2010

(Signed by both parents)

How cute is that?! :mrgreen:


  1. Very cute!:) What a smart little guy you have, he sounds like he just loves to learn and relishes new challenges! Are you homeschooling him? How is that working out for you?
    God bless and have a great day!
    Colleen…recently posted…This waltz- this waltz- this waltz- this waltzMy Profile

  2. SimpleCatholic says

    Thanks, Colleen!

    Yes we are homeschooling him. It is working out very well so far.

    I put my own program together for preschool but choose to use the Catholic Heritage Curricula program for kindergarten. It turns out that he already learned a lot of the stuff already that his working on now, so he is going rather quickly. I suspect that he will slow down when he gets to the stuff he hasn’t learned yet. 🙂

  3. Theresa Alescio says

    He is a cutie, guess he has gotten over NOT wanting his pictures taken!!!

  4. SimpleCatholic says

    Thanks, Theresa. Yes, for the most part he has. It depends on his mood. lol!

  5. My eldest (now a college sophomore) did the same in K with Seton’s program. We had it completed by Thanksgiving. I wish I had known then about Five in A Row — it’s a literature focused curriculum that is so good for this age

  6. SimpleCatholic says


    I’ve never heard of the Five in a Row curriculum. I’ll have to check it out. Andrew LOVES books. 🙂

  7. That’s cute! Sounds like a good way of stoking his interest in learning. Now he can say his achievements are online for everyone to see. 🙂

    Evan…recently posted…Sunday Snippets–A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

  8. Very cute boy. I learned when I taught third and fourth grade in the same classroom back in the 1960s Catholic school that text book publishers vastly underestimate the learning capability of children. I invented all sorts of ways to challenge them so they wouldn’t get bored. As long as they have fun, they can learn incredibly fast if there is no organic brain problem to keep them from doing it. You’ve done a great job of challenging your boy and training him go set goals. Keep on keeping on and he will be an exceptional person when he grows up.
    Barb…recently posted…Sunday Snippets – A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

  9. SimpleCatholic says

    Thanks, Evan and Barb!

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