June 9th was the kids’ last day of school. It was a much-anticipated day in the Shannon house. By the end of the school year I am out of steam. I forget to sign daily folders and planners. I can’t keep track of what special day it is for what kid, because the entire last month of school is one “Special Day” after another.
PJ Day! – wear Pajamas and bring a stuffed animal
Extra recess! – bring sunscreen and water
Movie Day! – bring a pillow
Wear School colors! – teal and purple
Wear Grade Level Colors! – Purple, Orange and Blue respectively
Game Day – Bring a board game
Picnic Day – eat lunch outside bring a towel to sit on
And it went on and on, and rarely did each kid have the same event on the same day.
Needless to say…. when it came time to take the last day of school photo, I was almost in tears. Tears of sweet relief!
The kids have come so far. I would say that this year was the best year that both of the boys have had in school. They were blessed with wonderful teachers and even though there were some really tough times throughout the school year, the teachers we incredible and we felt supported as parents and we knew when we sent our kids to school, they were loved. It was a good year for all three kids, but the boys really hit the jackpot with teachers.
Michael finished 3rd grade on a positive note and is excited to be a 4th grader. When asked what he wants to be when he grown up he said, “I want to be a computer programmer like dad!’
Patrick finished 2nd grade with really high grades in reading. He has become quite the reader. When asked what he wants to be when he grows up he said, “I want to be a Myth Buster but if that TV show is gone when I am a grown up, I want to be a science teacher.”
“LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!”
And Elise. We went to our very last Kindergarten Graduation. It was a bittersweet day to know we will never have a Kindergartner again. Elise, on the other hand, was stoked to move on to 1st grade. This girl isn’t really excelling in her academics. She is however, rocking at “Specials” which are what her school call Gym, Music and Art. She made it through Kindergarten and first grade will be a challenge but we have a whole summer of Mom and Elise reading time to help catch her up. When asked what she wants to be she said, “I want to be a Mom, and a Cowgirl and…. can I still be an Artist if I am a Mom and a Cowgirl too?”