June 22, 2010

Some Things Must Come to an End

It's been almost a week since Hayley finished Kindergarten. While it will be nice not having to drive her to school daily, it's also a little bittersweet. Hayley had a wonderful year in kindergarten. She made new friends and had a wonderful teacher. She learned to read and write. She didn't merely learn these things, she excelled in them. Her report card was awesome too! Jonas and I are so proud of her and couldn't be more pleased with her accomplishments. Hayley really loved going to school and is already looking forward to first grade. I am also so glad we decided to send her to a Co-op program, it takes a little more time and commitment as a parent, but it was well worth it.

To celebrate the end of the school year, we had a class party where all the kids sang a few songs and received little graduation medals. One of the parents offered up their beautiful home for the party, where to kids were able to run around, jump on the trampoline or play on a swing set. Thankfully the weather held out until the end of the party, it began to ran as we were loading everyone into the car.

The last day of class came, the kids passed around autograph cards and finished off the left over cake from the party. Jonas and I went for the last hour of class and took some pictures. We also brought along Ryan and Jack. It was so cute when all the kids swarmed Jack in his car seat, wanting to catch a glimpse of Hayley's baby brother she had be raving about all week. Time came to collect mail for the last time and say goodbyes. Some kids had tears in their eyes, it was really touching.

Although Hayley's class was done with school, the rest of the kids still had one final day of school. And that day there was also an assembly for the end of the year awards. Only a few kids from each class are selected for these awards and I am proud to say that Hayley was one of them. She received the Active Learner Award! It an award for students that always come to class ready to learn and always pay attention. Yeah Hayley!!

Again, Hayley had an awesome year in kindergarten. She made wonderful friends and is looking forward to seeing them again next year. I also got to know some of the parents since we spent so much time together in the classroom. I am looking forward to working with them again next year. However, it is summer and I'm also looking forward to a little off time with my kids. The weather has been a little chilly for this time of year, but hopefully that will improve. There are really only 10 weeks left until the start of the next school year, it will be here before we know it.

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