Today London, Cameron and I head to Kindergarten orientation with her new school! And tomorrow will be her first official day. But before all this, I wanted to take time to recognize her Preschool graduation. It took place a few weeks back.
|The "Stage" and graduates seats|
The graduation itself was a relatively affair. The management and teachers there understand all too well the attention span of the graduating audience.
|London had her wave down as she entered - it just happened to be to the wall!|
|But she got the hang of it|
|London got a little bored during the opening remarks and decided trying to catch the tassel in her mouth was more fun!|
|London up leading The Phoenix School Graduation Song|
After a few more remarks and teacher introductions, the kids sang a song about starting Kindergarten. The each child's name was called, and each kid walked across the "stage", posed for pictures and received their diploma.
This definitely took the longest. London had a great time, even being one of the three kids selected to lead the kids in the song. Plus, she got to see some friends that have already left the daycare to move on to their new "big kid" schools.
|London was the first to get out of her gown. It was a little short and covered up her favorite dress.|
After the ceremony, cake and refreshments were served, but not too many people stuck around. The ceremony was held in the evening, so most kids were pushing their bedtimes already.
We have been talking about Kindergarten a lot with London, telling her how exciting it is going to be and all the new friends she is going to make. Soon after her graduation she admitted she was nervous for kindergarten, but in the last week she has grown more and more excited. I think it has helped that she is one of the last kids to head off to kindergarten. In the mornings she gets to see some kids from her class before they get bused to school and then after school for those enrolled in after school care, so I think she is getting to hear what they get to do and has been able to see that they are doing fine, but now she's ready for it to be her turn.
|I'm still not sure if she ate her cake or just smeared it on her face! The piece she got had black lettering.|
Stay tuned to hear how orientation and the 1st day go!