Saturday, May 24, 2008

Proud Preschool Grad

Jamie graduated from preschool yesterday. It is endearing how seriously he took it and how nervous he was! For the last week or so, there has been a lot of drama in our house revolving around graduation and the fact that preschool is over. Since this is Jamie's first year at school, I don't think he fully grasps the concept that he will return to the same school in the fall for kindergarten. All he can see is that he loves school and it is over.

The graduation consisted of a program of songs and a "bridging up" ceremony - the children crossed a bridge symbolizing their progression from preschool to kindergarten. The whole ceremony was very sweet. As I read the paper listing the names of the the Class of 2008, I couldn't keep the tears at bay. Crying over preschool! Oh well, that's the mushy mom I have become!

This is a video of some of the songs. The final song is the first song Jamie ever learned at preschool, so it was a great closer to a wonderful school year. We are so proud of you, Jamie! You have your first year of school under your belt and did fabulously (only 17+ more to go!). Your teachers gave us glowing reports of your performance - both academically and socially. They told us how you are everyone's friend and how all the children love to play with you. We look forward to seeing what kindergarten brings.

video

9 comments:

nichole said...

Congratulations Jamie!

Christina said...

He's growing up! I love this video and the one of little kitten Clare - and of course Buzz Cut Baby!!

Julie said...

Congratulations Jamie!!

Aunt Joan said...

WOW!! Kindergarten, already!! Congrats, Jamie!!! Love ya, Aunt Joan & family

alexish5 said...

Congratulations!

Every minute counts.... said...

Congrats to Jamie!!
I wouldn't have lasted long without tears either...Oh yeah, I cried through 2 of them already ( Lath didn't go to pre-school)...

Love the pictures of Simon and Clare too. Your kids are all very cute!
Noel

Auntie Becky said...

dCongratulations Jamie!
I'm so proud of you. Can't believe Kindergarten is just around the corner. Loved hearing the songs. Love ya!
Auntie Becky

Tes & John said...

wwwaaaa. I am right there with you sista. mushy mommies rock! Love the kitty show.
Lila's mommy

Lisa said...

Doing some major catching up...I am glad you all had a great time on vacation, I so know what you mean aboutthe cold atlantic. I love all the pictures video's and blog set up...I can not believe simon is so big and Jamie a grad...awe. Can you believe our babies are going ot kindergarten!!