Friday, June 5, 2009

Class of 2021

We had an awesome first year of school. I can't believe that next year she will be in 1st grade. She had a great teacher that helped her excel in her strong points and was good at encouraging her in areas that needed improvement. By the end of the year she was participating in the Accelerated Reading program and taking comprehension tests and scoring very well. She was a little mother in the class room making sure everyone had what they needed and helped the kids that needed help.
I was very fortunate to be able to go into the classroom once a week and help in the centers. Most of the time we did art projects and sometimes we played phonics games. I got to have Dani in my center every week which was really neat to be able to work with her in her class room. There were only 3 kids in each group so I was able to get to really know the kids in her class which was really special.
I've had a hard time accepting this time in our lives. So grab a tissue and take a look at the next generation! Dani even tells people, "My mom was crying at my graduation, isn't that silly". I can barely look at their yearbook without tearing up.
Mr. Bailey welcoming the parents.
Ms. Murphy leading in the class

have to love that face!

All the kids had to introduce themselves and then say what the wanted to be when they grew up. You're looking at the next generation police officer. I'm not really sure that is what she really wants to be, but when she got out she looked straight at Tony. Her daddy is a great inspiration to her. There were a lot of police officers and vets, one lizard catcher and a nuclear scientist.

all 3 Kindergarten classes Ms. Boatright on left and Ms. Murphy on the right
just walked across the stage
first day of school. it's amazing how they grow up in just a few short months. all that new knowledge makes them so much more mature.
last day with her two best friends. Alexandra, Mia and Dani

Field Day

On the last full day of school for Dani they had a field day, which is a play day, at the local park. I met her class their with Gretchen, Becca and some of the kids I watch. We played there for a couple hours and had a great time. It was fun to watch Dani play with all her school friends one last time before the summer. She makes friends so easy and is friends with everyone. One last hurrah before she was no longer a kindergartener.

one of the mom's brought a bubble blower that was a huge hit.

Dani's class

Eli pushing the girls.

Dani and her good friend Ben

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Awana Activities

All 3 older kids completed their books this year in Awana. Dani did review of last years book work perfect and then the workbook that also had several verses in each section. We are so proud of all of the kids for the accomplishments.
Dani recited the Sparks code. The Sparks code is 6 verses, one for each letter of the word.
S is for Savior - 1 John 4:14
P is for Power - Romans 1:15
A is for According to the Scriptures - 1 Corinthians 15:3
R is for Rose Again - 1 Corinthians 15:4
K is for Keep - James 2:10
S is for Saved - Acts 16:31

The grand prix is a pine car race. They get to make whatever they want they want out of a pine block. At check in they do a complete measure, weight, and height check to make sure it meats all the requirements. The adults also get way into it.

Than's space ship.

Dani's on the right, Gretchen's on the left
Awana games is a fun thing for the kids to do. It is a variety of relay games, 3-legged races and tug-o-war. They divide the older and younger kids. The older groups' games are the same as the younger group with a little more difficulty.