Despite all his "nothings" to the contrary when we ask him what he did at school any given day, it seems that Benjamin *is* actually learning something! Wednesday before lunch, with absolutely no prodding from me whatsoever, he sat down at the table, and took a piece of paper and a pen. He used an envelope as a straight edge and drew a set of (mostly) parallel lines, and started printing letters between them.
I am not really sure why he starts all his lines of letters with "AMB," but I am totally impressed and pretty happy to find out he hasn't just been sitting in a corner doing nothing all year at school. I guess we will have to let him go back next year.
He has two more weeks of school left this year. He has a field trip to a ropes course on Monday, a field day with other schools on Tuesday, and a school barbecue the following Saturday for the students from both schools (preschool through 5th grade) and their families. Sounds like the end of the year is coming soon!