Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Last Day of Kindergarten

The last day of school is a half day for the children of Chets Creek. Teaching to the very end, many kinder teachers had special and fun activities planned for this last day. In the Timmonte's class, for instance, they have been preparing a skit for the last day. Some children have been designing costumes, some have been making the backdrop and still others have been practicing parts. They had their final presentation of "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" to thunderous applause!

Mrs. Phillips walks with her 5th grade daughter,
Miller, on her last day
The final minutes of the day are a send-off to celebrate our 5th grade graduates. All of the students, kindergarten through fourth grade, line the halls to "clap out" the senior 5th grade class. "Pomp and Circumstance" is played over the intercom as the 5th graders, led by the Principal, round the halls for the last time. This year is especially meaningful to the Principal as she walks accompanied by her own 5th grade daughter who has been at Chets Creek since kindergarten. It will be the first time that kindergartners have seen this yearly tradition - a tradition that they will grow up in and finally participate in during their own last days at Chets Creek. It's a fitting - and a very emotional - end to a grand elementary school career!

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