This is my Sarah out the front of her kindergarten last November, just prior to her graduation ceremony....
This is the moment I melted...when she came out of their locker room dressed in the Mortar and Cape get up to accept her Certificate of completion of Kindergarten. Just minus the rose colored sash that I had for my Health Sciences in Nursing Degree. It was a surprise, they had not hired these costumes before for the kids so we (the parents) were just stoked about it :)
Tomorrow, Sarah begins her first year of schooling in Grade Prep. We are all excited for her as she begins school at the same school I went to, right through to Grade 6. Her dad went there too for a year or two, until the local Catholic School was built, then he moved onto that one.
I hope she has as good a first day as I did at school. I remember lining up, behind me was a little girl named Julie, who is still one of my best friends to this day. We had to try to pick our names out of all these upturned name tags. I actually chose Julies name, and she chose mine...funny it was, and funny it still is.
All these years later, 31 years to be exact, look where we are now. I became the Nurse I wanted to be, and Julie became the Hairdresser she wanted to be. Even though we mucked about a bit during activities and got masking tape out on our gobs for talking too much in class (hehe, who would have guessed it eh?).
I also remember a time when we did an activity on taste buds. We had to blind fold our partner and then put a spoon of condiment on the other one's tongue. I kept on getting Julie to put more vinegar and more soy sauce on my tongue as I loved them....correction..still do love them.
Anyone remember fun activities in Grade School?