Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Carden 8th grade graduation...

I'll save you the sappy post about how much I love Carden... you all know it, you've heard it a million times.  I'll scream it from the roof tops until the day I die how much I love this school.  Their "graduation" tradition is to just focus on the 8th graders... there is no pre-k or kindergarten graduation.  The entire school puts together a "send off" type show in honor of the 8th grade class- and throughout their production, each 8th grader gets to stand up and give a 3-4 minute speech.  The songs and poems were very sweet... but what stood out the most, to me, were the speeches made by the 8th graders.  First of all, they were all memorized- and each of those kids were so poised and so eloquent when they were talking... you would never guess they were in 8th grade.  But secondly, the way they thanked the teachers amazed me- it was genuine.  None of those kids had to go on about their favorite teachers- but they did... and they raved about them.  It made me so happy.  I think I cried pretty much the entire time.

I was only able to take one picture this evening - the church was really dark and I didn't feel like lighting up the entire place with my flash... so I just video taped it :) The one picture I did get was a goofy picture of Deacon & Mason...

Earlier today I went to Carden to do an art project with Deacon's class... the parents and I thought it would be nice if we included an actual homemade gift from the kids in with our "parent gift" (gift cards).  The kids all drew pictures of them with Mrs. Brown and then also answered some questions about Mrs. Brown (i.e. Why I love Mrs. Brown; If Mrs. Brown had super powers what would they be?; etc...).  The kids were so well behaved and the book turned out great...

1 comment:

Katy said...

What fun gifts for the teacher! I must say, I've always thought the idea of PreK/K graduation was kind of silly - but hey, I even thought my 8th grade graduation was a bit much ('uh..we just going down the street to the high school in a couple of months, why are we acting like everything is changing?...;). I'm so glad you like your school - no matter where your child goes, it's so important to love the place that you are loaning your children too and entrusting with a portion (or most) of their education!