Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Graduation Day...

from Kindergarten was today...(forgive me...deviating from the "United States" theme for a day)!

I can't believe it. This is such a cliche, but it seems like only yesterday that I left Peyton at his new school to start his first day as a kindergartner...and today, I watched as he ran to get his certificate declaring him a kindergarten graduate...He is moving on to first grade! I have a first grader (OMGoodness)!

It's been a great year for him. He had a great teacher -- Mrs. Smith (she's been teaching for more than 35 years). His best friend, Cannon, was in his class. He can read. He can write. He is extremely smart in math (he gets that fine quality from Brent...definitely not me). In fact, he got all Es on his last report card. WOW! Pretty amazing for a kindergartner.

As for self-control...he managed to only get three greens the entire year. Blue is the best (he brings home an agenda everyday that tells us how he did). Green, well it's not the best, but it could definitely be worse. To be a little boy and only get three of those the whole Proud! So Proud!

Did I mention he only missed one day of school?

I took pictures this morning so I could compare how much he has grown over the past year. The white shirt is him at the beginning of the year. The garnet shirt is him at the end of the year. You can also see him getting his certificate and then opening his graduation present -- he was SO EXCITED about this. He was the only child to get a present at school, so he thought he was all that and a bag of chips. Oh, and there's a photo of the graduate and me, the proud Mommy!

Now, we just pray that he gets a great teacher next year. That over the Summer, he will not forget everything he has learned. That next year will be just as good! Prayers are already being said!!!!

Truly Blessed and so very proud of my little kindergarten graduate on this beautiful Wednesday,

PS...On the very last day of school, tomorrow, he is going home from school with his best friend. They are going to Chuck E Cheese...what a great way to end the school year. Summer YMCA Camp starts on Tuesday...