“Are you ready for graduation?”
“Graduation?…but I already did that!”
You see, a few weeks ago, the “lasts” were completed, grades finished and mailed in to A Beka Academy for evaluation, books put away, and goodbyes said to classmates and Mrs. Reese! For AbiNoelle, she had already graduated, but for the pages of history, Graduation Night was finally upon us. Grandma and Grandpa had arrived for the celebration and MeMe and PopPop were ready to meet us there. So, off we went, to a beautiful auditorium to join our homeschool group in commemorating another school year in the books.
After opening exercises, each family was given time to share a special presentation. AbiNoelle brought her little schoolhouse and invited the crowd to “Come and take a peek into my school day!” We followed her through Bible time with the quoting of Psalm 100, Phonics, and Numbers. Everyone even got to join her in a special Music Time, and Three Guests brought a few chuckles during Poetry time. Sadly, though, time soon was out, as she sang the Kindergarten Goodbye Song, but it all ended in a smile as she announced that “It’s time for First Grade, but you’ll have to wait ’til next year for that one!”
Once our presentation concluded, we slipped off stage to prepare for Kindergarten Graduation. With giggles of anticipation, she donned her cap and gown, and eagerly waited for the moment. What a special time it was, as we stepped on stage and Daddy came to the podium to recognize her completion of K5. Soon she walked across center stage from Mommy to Daddy, received her diploma and professionally moved her tassel. It was a moment to remember! A moment that signified her diligence to complete all that was required. She accomplished it! And it was a wonderful celebration.
“Well, what are you going to do this summer now that you’re done with K5?”
With a matter-of-fact shrug, “I’m going to do First Grade.”
(Well, not exactly, according to Mommy.) We haven’t even order the new material yet, but we are enjoying a little extra playtime, outside chores, Spanish, Art, and Music extras that we don’t have as much time for during the school year. But don’t worry, that “First Day of First Grade” blog will pop up before you know it!