I can NOT believe it is the last day of Kindergarten for our oldest. My goodness. Wasn’t I just worried about whether or not he would ever take his first steps and now here he is writing “Thank you for being my teacher” onto note cards for his two teachers.
Just like Patrick’s teachers, Michael’s teachers got a note with a Target gift card. With Michael’s teachers I put the note and GC in a bucket from the dollar spot at Target because all year the teachers stressed the importance of being a “bucket filler” to the kids. Bucket filling comes from this book and it is super cute. Give it a read sometime.
I even found Target GCs with a dog in a bucket. I am thinking that I am pretty clever this morning. Excuse the photography. I was clever but very rushed. No time to mess around with settings and try to get a good shot. The card with the phrase “It takes a big heart to shape little minds” is a printable from Bitsy Creations that I edited a bit in GIMP and made into cards.
The irresistibly cute school bus cards are a free printable from Caravan Shoppe. I love them so much that I printed out four and wrote a little note inside for each of Michael’s bus drivers and the aide that rides the bus too.
And what you really wanted to see:
Yesterday afternoon our neighbor watched Elise and Patrick so both Tim and I could go to Michael’s Kindergarten Celebration.
I blurred the following photo because I know some people are sensitive about having their kids’ photo on the internet but as I was uploading it I thought to myself, it is a sort of representation of how a parent watches school programs. Every other kid blends into the background and your kiddo is all you see.
After singing a few songs the kids led all the parents outside to where the teaches had set up 6 different stations. The kids had a blast at each station, a true testament to how well the teachers know their students and how good they are at their jobs.
There was a watermelon math station where you estimated how many seeds, counted seeds, added seeds, subtracted seeds and ate watermelon.
The kids played bean bag toss.
They painted with water which I thought was genius. They had squirt bottles, paint rollers and paint brushes and they got to “paint” the brick and pillars with water.
Colored with sidewalk chalk and played at water tables and then there was every kid’s favorite – blowing bubbles.
Michael had a blast but I think I was happier. Let me tell you what; seeing him play with his classmates made my
day week month year!
A huge thanks to Ms. S for being so flexible, wonderful, kind and firm teacher. Every teacher should be like her. My fingers are crossed that Patrick has her next year.