Thursday, June 19, 2014

Graduation Day

Today is the day.  The final day of elementary school!

Magoo has been going to the same school since he was three years old.  He started at the pre-school (which is in the same structure) then advanced through the grades K - 5.  I used to take him in his stroller, then we rode bikes, then we walked (we had a couple extra boys in the morning, so we couldn't ride.)  Still, for 8 1/2 years, Magoo and I have journeyed to school most mornings.

Today was the last.

But let me backtrack, because YESTERDAY was the Fifth Grade Recognition Ceremony.  Parents, grandparents, teachers, and siblings all crammed into the auditorium in their Sunday best to see their glowing fifth graders received praise for the fine work they've done this year.  (I kinda wanted to take a photograph of the sea of iPads recording everything, but then, yanno, I would have missed something on my iPod.  ;)

The students sang a song, then proceeded to their seats on the stage.

Awards were announced for Writing, Reading, and Math.  Magoo stood up proudly when his name was called for a Math Award.  What a wonderful feeling, to see your child beaming on stage while a room full of people clap for him.

There were poems and recognition for the teachers and a final song that the fifth graders sang.   Then we all filed out to the back courtyard where snacks were served and kids indulged the parents in more and more photographs.

Magoo even posed with his proud Mama.  (He posed with his proud father too, but his proud father does not like being in blog posts.  :)

Magoo takes his studies seriously and has made wonderful progress over the years.  We know that the middle school years will be more challenging, but we're sure he will rise to them!  (Especially in honors math!)


In other news, yesterday was my 15 year anniversary and today is my mother's birthday.  Happy Birthday, Mom!

Thanks so much for stopping in!  If you have little ones in school, I hope they all had a lovely last day and I wish you a fun-filled summer!

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