Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Last day of school!!!
Today was the last day of school, which is also in many ways the best day of school. The kids visited their next year's class. Dominique will be in a class with none of her best friends, but she was still smiling. I later found out her teacher planned that on purpose. Dominique is VERY close to her best friend Sierra and to her cousin Kellen and the teacher thought it would be good to make sure that she also develops relationships with some other kids. She was already chumming up with another girl who will be in her class. Growing up, my classes were always just one class- so you were just with everyone and there wasn't this drama and also the possibility of making more equal/better relating classes.
Ivan's class is small. His first year they had 2 classes, but then went to one 2nd grade and a second and first split class. Next year they are doing some of both. He will be with the entire grade 3 class for half the day and the group will be split for the other half of the day. He will have 3 teachers.
They both did so well and we are thankful that for the most part, they enjoy school.
But today was not about the work, it was about celebrating. The Wood tick festival is when the teachers all have a booth they run- from jumpy castles, to edible crafts, to face paint (with professional face painters hired), hair designs, books, fire truck tours, new boat rescue tour, numerous crafts and games...
What is your best memory from grade school?