Monday, June 9, 2008

6th Grader in da house!

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 class, on field trips and such. 

Can you find the graduate??  Hint:  between the ballons and with yellow flowers.


robinngabster said...

awwww congrats to the big girl!  Middle school is a whole new world!

mariebm56 said...

Congrats to Miss T!

imgr8phil said...

You are the second person I didn't get an alert from yesterday.  She may not quite be a baby anymore, but she will always be your baby.  My daughter will be a Senior in high school next year. Take care and have a happy hump day.


deshelestraci said...

Congratulations to Miss T!  Great pictures!  

eml625 said...

Congratulations !!!
I cried when my son graduated 5th also. Now he's graduating 8th !!! It all goes so fast.
She's gorgeous!

queeniemart said...

I am so proud of Miss T!!! When Megan graduated from 5th it was emotional for me too...a day i remember clearly...they also had a huge D.A.R.E ceremony that day....does your state have D.A.R.E for kids?
I am sorry for the losses in your school...that is really hard on the kids.
LOVE YOU sweet lady.

fasttrack58 said...

Congratulations to Miss T!!!!!
we had 8th grade graduation last night.....
Linda :)

mastersblynn said...

wow how did I miss this? CONGRATULATIONS MISS T!!! You are so beautiful!