Wednesday, June 10, 2009

first and last day of Kindergarten!

Grace and her much loved Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. T.
Below pics are her first day of Kindergarten on Sept. 2, 2008.
And the below one was taken this morning before school on our front porch. Her last day of school!

Today is Grace's last day of Kindergarten. What a year it's been...she's gone from attending preschool to a full day Kindergarten program and has learned so much. Besides learning to read, she writes in her journal, has learned about money and has some new math skills, is starting to tell time and can tie her shoes. All those new skills are important but what's even more important to me is her new found maturity and confidence gained from going to school and learning to be a big sister to her brother that came into her life almost 11 months ago. She's come though it all with grace. I would expect no less from this little girl. Welcome Summer! We have lots of fun planned with Vacation Bible School coming up soon, a family reunion, lots of swimming and a beach vacation in July.

21 kind words:

Dita said...


Grace looks like she gained a world of confidence and certainly a love for school this year. That last picture of her is just gorgeous!

Sounds like the perfect summer is ahead of all of you!

Gavin's Family said...

Happy Kindergarten Graduation Grace! It sounds like you should be very proud of yourself for all the hard work you have put into your kindergarten year.

Jboo said...

Grace and her teacher look so sweet together! It is amazing all they learn in kindergarten. She does look much more confident in her end of the year photo!

Sounds like you have a busy and fun summer planned!


Colleen said...

Congratulations Grace!!!! What a great job you did in Kindergarten!
Faith will be graduating next week from K too! Amazing how quickly the year goes by! First!!!

redmaryjanes said...

I see those big flowers in Grace's hair and Steffie has been asking me about big flowers. So...when I get back from China I'll be searching for bigger flowers!

Laura L. said...

She looks so cute. I know you are so proud of her. I especially like the last photo. Very pretty.

The Morris Family said...

Hooray for Grace on such a great school year! Amazing to see the changes in those photos. Now bring on some summer fun!

jiangxigirls said...

Happy graduation day! Love the pics and it sounds like she had a great year. It sounds like Grace had the same curriculum (sp?) as Olivia because she learned exactly the same things.

Courtney said...

Wow, it is hard to believe how much she has grown up over the school year!

Michelle said...

Congratulations, Grace!! You are a big first grader now!! And a smart and beautiful one at that!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA.... Happy Kindergarten Graduation..
Love the photos..
I have said it a million times and will say it a million more..
Grace is BEAUTIFUL..
Have a great summer..

Steffie B. said...

She has grown up so mucht his year....I remember the first day of school shot.....and look at the last full of confidence and beauty! LOVE HER!!!!!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I remember these pictures from last fall. She is glowing.

Enjoy your summer Gail.


ED Blogger said...

Hello I'm new to your blog and I like it A LOT. Your every posts are heart warming and oozes with so much love for your children. I too have a daughter, she's 17 months :)

Sue said...

Just found your blog through another.
Your kids are beautiful and your photographs are stunning.

Sue : )

JinXiu said...

happy kindergarden graduation

wow she has grown so much

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Whooo hooo for the official start of your summer!!

I cannot believe the difference a few months can make......I am sure she experienced and learned lots of new things while in Kindergarten to prepare her for the move to first grade!!

Thinking of you Gail.....I hope that you get some answers today.


Kayce said...

YEAH!!!! Congrats Grace for your hard work in Kindergarden, you've done a GREAT job!!! Enjoy summer and keep up with the good reading!

Super Mommy said...

Your flower has certainly bloomed this year. I'm sure you all will enjoy the summer!

a Tonggu Momma said...

More than anyone else, you have helped me look forward to the coming year. Thank you. And congratulations Grace!

Ashley said...

You must be so proud of your beautiful and lovely daughter. Congratulations, Grace!!
I'm sure you all are looking forward to a fun filled summer!

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