Well it's official... my little sisters graduated kindergarten today! It was such a cute little ceremony, and they looked adorable in their pink caps and gowns. I'm so proud of all of their hard work!
So my little sisters graduated because they go to a private kindergarten enrichment program in the afternoons. Yesterday was the last full day of school for our elementary schools, so their enrichment program ended as well. It was so bittersweet to watch the girls graduate today... I don't really remember my other siblings being in kindergarten because I was younger and it didn't seem to be as big of a deal to me. Now that I'm older and I can appreciate all of childhood's milestones, I enjoy these special days even more. I can't believe how quickly our youngest family members are growing up!
Yesterday was also the last day that I got to see the afternoon kindergarten class that I student taught with. It was so sad to say good-bye to them! I cried the whole way home from the school. On the bright side, however, I know that the kids are on to bigger and better things and will do great in first grade! I was so glad that I went in for their last day, and as an added bonus, we even got the teacher to tear up when we gave her a class present. I had asked all of the students to draw pictures and write a sentence about their favorite part of kindergarten, and then I wrote a story about the class to go with those illustrations. I put them all together in a book and we presented it as a thank you gift for the end of the year. The kids were so proud of their work, and I was even prouder of all of them for keeping the surprise a secret! I can't wait to go in next week for morning kindergarten's last day... although that day will be even sadder because it will also be my little sisters' last day of school. Not to mention the fact that it will be my last day ever going to my elementary school before we move. That's not something that I'm looking forward to, but at least I'll be ending the school year in my favorite school one last time.
Time to get ready for the bar-be-que.... We're going to have so many great memories to look back on of this year after we move!
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