Tuesday, June 22, 2010

There Goes Kindergarten

Nels learned to read and write this year. He watched baby chicks hatch and he grew crystals; his drawings have not only become recognizable but extremely detailed, and he can now sing "Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes" in Japanese. I would say that our first year of public education "exceeded expectations."

At the end-of-the-year program, each child in the two morning classes had a line to say about what they learned during the year. Nels spoke very confidently into the microphone. I don't think he was nervous one bit.

The kids were so cute that it almost made me want to be a Kindergarten teacher. Almost.

They didn't call it "graduation" (thankfully), but each child got a certificate from the principal.

After the program, we dispersed to the classrooms to watch a slide show of photos from the year.

And to eat root beer floats! Oh, Kindergarten.

Here's Nels with the best teacher ever. She's been teaching so long and so well that she's a legend in Camas. Everyone knows her.

We couldn't be prouder.


Anonymous said...

WOW! you are so fortunate to have such a great public school...Nels is adorable.


Gypmar said...

Carol, we moved out to the sticks (relatively) because we heard such good things about the schools here, but it's been even better than I expected!

We'll see how it goes in the higher grades. Yikes.