I don't really mean to brag about my son, but here goes... (ha!)
He is doing excellent this year in 1st grade. We decided to hold him back this school year to help with his leadership skills and maturity level. I am proud to say - so far, so good. He was used in the Open House video to show the entire grade level parents about how the school tests the students. He is also being used as a teacher buddy to his peers for those students who need more help with sight words or math. He loved the idea of being a 'teacher' to his friends. (I'm hoping it also helps with his patience level.) He also wrote a wonderful journal and picture about stingrays that was displayed at the door to his classroom.
His teacher rewarded him with some fun treats for being the 'star' of the Open House video.