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Monday, May 24, 2010

Preschool Graduation

What doesn't surprise me:

Adam's final progress report shows that while he mastered all the skills in math readiness, practical skills, self-reliance, speaking, fine and gross motor skills, and reading readiness, he is still "working" on the following:

I respect and show concern for people and things around me.
I am learning not to disturb classmates while they work.
I seek only my share of the teacher's attention.
I listen quietly; my attention span is lengthening.

What does surprise me:

Adam sang nearly every word of every song in his graduation program. This is a huge step forward from last year when Aunt Lisa took off work to come watch Adam stare in the general direction of his teachers.

What doesn't surprise me:

Adam has already started asking, "So do I get to go to kindergarten tomorrow?"

What Adam didn't tell me about:

These flags. Adam told me earlier in the week, "I'm not going to tell you about the songs we're going to sing. And I'm not going to tell you about our flags."

What makes me laugh:

Adam's classmates wrote their names in a goodbye book. According to Adam, Colby wrote down his phone number so we can call him. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll reach him at 84118.

What makes me sad:

Adam has gone through preschool with his cousin and best friend, Ryan. I am sad that Ryan is moving to Oregon next month and will not be able to continue on their little side-by-side journey. I know Adam will miss having Ryan in his class.

What makes me proud:

This kid, right here. (Aunt Lisa, this video is for you.)


Kris said...

Adam is such a cutie. What a sweet video!

coryshay said...

He is adorable!

Sarah said...

Great post. Great kid.
How quickly the Reeder 203 group is growing up.

Evette Mendisabal said...

Brought tears to my eyes Andrea. There is something so special about the innocence of children and the tenderness in their sweet songs. Thanks for sharing.

Congratulations on graduating kindergarten Adam.

Anonymous said...

Love the post. Can't wait to see you Friday!