Yay! Miss T has graduated from 5th grade. Now it's on to middle school.
Who knew that a 5th grade grade ceremony could be so emotional? But it was. The teachers really become attached to the kids and what an awesome group of teachers we have at our school. We have been listed as a School of Excellence for several years now.
This year the 5th grader's scored over 90% on their end of year tests! That has never been accomplished here before. Also an overall straight "A" year had never been accomplished in 5th grade in the history of this school (it's only about 9 years old) until this year and one girl was the proud recipient and a fellow dancer friend of Miss T's.
5th Grade has been an awesome year. I have noticed the changes....she's not a baby anymore. I would have LOVED to have had teachers like the one's they have now. The children have more confidence and are made to feel important and that counts for a lot.
5th grade has been sad too....2 of Miss T's classmates lost their father's to cancer this year. One of the Dad's was a friend of my brother's from his school days. They also, er, we also lost a dear lady to cancer too...the devoted librarian with a heart of gold and great love of children. A known icon in the community. The 5th graders gave a gift of a garden bench in her honor.
They composed a DVD slide show of the year and are making it available to all students. It was over 30 minutes of pictures taken throughout the year of student life....in class, on field trips and such.
Can you find the graduate?? Hint: between the ballons and with yellow flowers.