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Friday, May 15, 2009

Kaitlyn's Preschool Graduation

It's official. Kaitlyn is completely finished with preschool. I think it is bittersweet for both of us. Kaitlyn says she will miss her teacher. And I realized last night, that I'm going to be one of those parents that cries after dropping her off on her first day of kindergarten. I would have sworn that I would just take it in stride, but after finding myself in tears at least 3 times during the 30 minute ceremony (though it was a really dirty trick of them to play that country song that says "let them be little." Who doesn't cry at that one?) ...well, I'm just going to plan on bracing myself for any emotions that may arise that day.

A lot of work went into this graduation. The kids have been learning their nursery rhymes and finger plays for weeks now. They also spent a day painting shirts for everyone to wear at the ceremony. And of course the rehearsal the morning of.
It was a great little ceremony. The kids all trooped in from the back to the afore-mentioned tear-inducing music. They led us in the pledge of alliengce, then showed off a couple of their finger plays.
Then came the part Kaitlyn had been dreading. Kaitlyn was a little - ok a lot - nervous as the day had progressed because she was scared to say her nursery rhyme (each child had prepared one) in front of "everyone's moms and dads." But when her turn came she bravely stood up and intrudoced herself, told everyone who her parents are, and recited The Itsy Bitsy Spider without any problems (though I did notice her teacher put her arm around her for extra support). You could tell how relieved she was when she sat down and knew the worst part was over. And you could see how proud of herself she was.
The kids honored us with another finger play and then teacher gave a very nice little speach. Then each diploma was given out and each child received a binder with some of their work from the year and a picture frame with a couple of photos in it. We also hear a little bio each child had helped fill out (some of their fav things, what they wanted to be when they grew up, etc) Then they wound things up with a slide show (containing That Song again - aaa!) of photos from the year and cookies.
The whole thing was practically perfect, I thought - short and sweet with plenty of special touches. Great job Miss Myndi! And WOOOHOOOO Kaitlyn!! You're such a big girl!


Cheri said...

Aubrie is sad about finishing preschool also! She's very excited to go to "the big school" now!

JenE said...

Great pics! You are most certainly going to cry on her first day of school, just don't let her see you. I cried for Declan's 1st day (this past Sept) and this Sept for Keira's 1st day...I'm going to be a wreck, espeically when I walk into my empty house alone! I can feel the tears coming already!