Tuesday marked the last day of school for both my girls.
First day of Kindergarten
Last day of Kindergarten
What a fast and wonderful first year of school Staley had. She loved school, loved her teacher, loved her friends, loved learning. From navigating the hot lunch line to mastering all the monkey bars on the playground to becoming an excellent reader, Staley figured it all out. And although she is excited for summer break and already anticipating first grade, I know that she will miss Mrs. Doty and her Kindergarten class.
Mrs. Doty was the perfect fit for Staley. She was very organized and structured, yet incorporated so much fun and exploration into learning. She was sweet and kind, yet firm with high expectations for her classroom. Staley loved Mrs. Doty!
First day of pre-school
Last day of pre-school
Adelie also had a great experience with her first year of pre-school. She loved going to school and had so many little friends in her class. She definitely learned lots, coming home from school singing songs, spelling color words, and identifying her letters and numbers. Although confused about why she didn't start 4 year old preschool the day she turned 4, she is already excited about heading back to school one year older and wiser. It was definitely good for Adelie to have her own experiences and successes and friendships forming while Staley was away at Kindergarten.
Adelie also had a teacher who was the perfect fit for her. Mrs. Ferguson had boundless energy and enthusiasm. She was always happy, always singing, and always positive. Adelie loved her!
It's hard to believe that this school year is already over. As quickly as it flew by, I have no doubt that I'll blink and we'll be heading back for another year. Time to start getting on with our summer fun!!