Not only was Friday the first day of summer, it was also the last day of school. Both Ezekiel and Deacon did really well this year and we are super proud of both of them. Now we're all looking forward to some much needed time off from...well, from everything. Yay for summer vacation! Before we get to summer vaca though, here's a little wrap-up of the end of the school year.
Two Fridays ago, the 14th, Deacon had his kindergarten graduation. Much like Zeke's graduation last year, the kids sang some songs (First Grade, First Grade teared me up again), did a little play about bears, and were awarded a superlative along with their diplomas. Deacon recieved the "Busiest Worker" award and was quite pleased with himself for doing so. When his name was called to get his award, Zeke's speech teacher leaned over and said with a big smile, "Oh! So you have 2 good, hard working boys?" Yes. Yes I do. Big smiles back at ya Mrs. H. Also, that's his WONDERFUL teacher in the top picture, handing him his stuff.
The following Tuesday, the school had an awards ceremony for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. (Zeke's teacher told me that the 4th and 5th graders get a million awards and it takes almost 2 hours to get through them all so they have their own ceremony on a different day. We really like her too.) Ezekiel got the "Excellence in Reading" award, for reading a minimum of 20 minutes a day almost every day of the school year. I love that my boy loves to read, and that he was so pumped to get an award for reading. The first pic is Zeke's SUPER great teacher, and the second one is him being super excited about his award.
All in all, a great end to a great school year!