It is the end of the school year and it is a bittersweet time for me. Ben and Lily will be graduating preschool from Teacher Konne's amazing, nature, outdoor adventure 4Day class and heading off to kindergarten next fall. Ava will be continuing, but in the older classes, so in a way she is graduating too from Teacher Annie's fun and relaxed class.
The last two nights I have been at culmination meetings - Thursday night I hosted the culmination meeting at my house for Teacher Annie's Friday 2s class for Ava and last night I went to the culmination meeting for Teacher Konne's 4Day class for Ben and Lily.
Last year, I didn't do culmination projects for Ben and Lily - I just didn't know what to do and then I figured it out and the time got away from me. This year...I spent the time and did projects for all 3 kids. I am really happy with them and hope they are too. I plan to write a letter to each of them as well, while all of the memories are fresh in my mind. It has been a great year and I'm really going to try not to cry all through graduation at Vasona next Wednesday when Ben and Lily tour the park and say goodbye to everything and then have their little ceremony in the big field. Whoops - already crying just writing this! Oh well...such is life. We have been so lucky to be at Explorer and I'm really, really, really going to miss it for Ben and Lily. I hope they carry this very unique experience with them throughout their lives.