Last week Isaiah and Jacob participated in a dance program called "Reach Out and Dance". This is put on by all the fourth and fifth graders from the elementary schools in town, plus a few of the sixth graders. A dance company from up around Cleveland comes to each school starting in October of the school year and works with each group once a week. The program is based on the idea the children who participate in the arts do better in school academically and behaviorally. After almost an entire year of working, the kiddos get together at the high school and do a show for all of us to see. They bus in all the younger students from all the schools and lots of parents and family show up to watch. Just like last year, I cried. I'm so proud of all of them. When I see Isaiah Michael perform so well, all the memories of the beginning of his life come flooding back, and I'm just that much more proud.
This video is of Jacob's class. He's the front kid in the group to the very right.