My little 6 year-old graduated from Kindergarten two weeks ago today. As my toddler and I stood there and watched him get his certificate, I was so proud of him. I felt that feeling in my heart that I feel when I am overwhelmed with how my children have grown.
Him, and his classmates, sang a song "I am a VIP in my Family." It is so true. He is a very important person in our family. As he sang that song (photo below) he kept looking at me and smiling. He brings so much joy. He has a smile that is contagious. He says things that are wise beyond his years. He is very caring, but he is mischievous too.
Here he is with his Kindergarten teacher. I am so thankful for her patience. I am thankful for how well she treated him. When she started the graduation ceremony, she read a poem and started crying. It talked about how she got them at the beginning of the year, and watched them grow into what they were that day. I could tell she loved the children.
He said, "I know, she told us everyday."
Who doesn't want their children to have a teacher that will let them know that she loves them. To the best of my memory, I never had a teacher tell us, as a class, that she/he loved us. I think it would help kids treat each other and the teacher with more respect, knowing that the teacher cared about them.
He received his graduation cap and he wore it the whole day. We went grocery shopping and he wore it. He was so very proud that he was able to graduate from Kindergarten. His little sister was able to enjoy the day with us also.
We didn't find out about graduation until that morning. One of my friends on Facebook had posted that she couldn't believe her child was graduating the next morning, so I called and asked. Thankfully I did, or I would have missed it. I just didn't see the announcement when it came home.
My children officially finished school the next day. They learned so much this school year, and I am always thankful for good teachers that treat my children well.
I broke a bone in my foot that evening. I am not allowed to put any weight on it for 4-6 weeks and then re-introduce a little weight at a time. This summer will be interesting!