I was expecting some cute little ceremony, but it was quite a production! The kids showed off the things they learned about in class during the year- phonics sounds, math facts, daily routine, fun songs. Each student had a part to play, usually more than one. We were pretty proud of Beth. She loved playing teacher, using the pointer to lead the kids in a phonics chart.
They were supposed to keep it secret what they were doing in the play, and she did a great job. Although, looking back, I know why she was singing some of the songs I didn't usually hear her sing :) After all the performing and a quick sermon, the official graduation part began. As you would expect with 5 and 6 year olds, it was funny watching them trying to remember which hand to shake with and how to move the tassle.
Hard to believe she's a first grader now! Thank you Mrs. Amenell. You did a great job loving and teaching the kiddos. You will always be special to us, as Beth's first teacher.
Then, of course, what's a celebration without some Mexican food?!
It was wonderful to have both sets of grandparents with us for this special day and around the table all enjoying each other. It was a great day!