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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kindergarten Graduation...

Although school isn't over for a couple more days, today was the girls' official kindergarten graduation. Can I tell you how much I love their teacher? He is the only K teacher at our school who does one of these, and he has done one every year that he has taught. It was such a special day for Aiden and Reilly. They dressed up for school and got to wear their special caps and gowns; during the program there was a procession, a slide show featuring each student as they progressed throughout the year, speakers, special song performances by the kids...all-in-all, it was quite a show. And it was such an awesome way to finish off the girls' first year of school. They have enjoyed their class, loved their teacher, and have learned and grown so much since September. Congratulations graduates! You have had an amazing year!!
Particular things of note: Aiden and Reilly both received awards for successfully mastering their Rainbow words by sight; they were one group/test away from mastering the spelling of their Rainbow words. Both girls received a recognition award for completing the Accelerated Math testing for Kindergarten (something they worked very hard on all year, by their own determination, thanks to their wonderful teacher's insight to their mathematical ability). Aiden and Reilly both received awards for completing 73 Accelerated Reading books and comprehension exams, and Reilly received a special award recognizing 100% accuracy on all 73 of the comprehension exams. Amazing, right?! I know every mother is a little biased, but I have to say that I have been blessed with 2 very intelligent, hard-working, and all-around awesome girls. Here is a glimpse of the girls and their classroom endeavors from this past year...photos are compliments of Dr. Hernandez and their amazing Room Mom (I only have half of them scanned, but I'll upload the others soon).
Aiden - at the Meet and Greet the Friday before Kindergarten started
Reilly - at the Meet and Greet the Friday before Kindergarten started
Aiden - no paintbrush? No problem!
Reilly - LOVED the food centers throughout the year
Aiden - One little Indian Girl
Reilly - oreos and the cooking center - double score!
My li'l elf Aiden
My li'l elf Reilly

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