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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Good Bye and Hello

Today was your last day of kindergarten.

My throat tightens as I type those words.  I too, have become that mom who wants her kids to stop growing and stay just as you are.  I never understood those moms until I became one.  It's not that I don't want to see you grow and change and mature it's just that -

I've never loved you more than I love you right now.

I may have written that before, I certainly said that before and I probably think that every single day since you've been born... but I REALLY think it today.

Kindergarten was not what I expected.  However, you thrived and made us so proud.  Your creativity soared!!  I'm so excited for you to be entering 1st grade.

It's been so fun teaching in the building you're learning in. I've peeked at you more than you'll ever know.  I've loved getting to know your friends through my monthly lessons. I've loved hearing your stories of how other kids misbehaved and you continued to control yourself.  I've loved to see your art.  I've loved to see your math.  - Even though you actually do second grade math on the side  - don't worry I won't tell anybody!

I've loved to see your reading improve dramatically.   I love to watch you write out birthday cards and thank you notes all by yourself.

You are an independent, beautiful, kind and caring little girl.

I look forward to spending this summer soaking up your love, creativity and personality.... because you're growing so fast.

Good bye kindergarten....  Hello First Grade....We're All Ready for You!


My eyes are swollen from crying over my current and past students all day long!


First day of kindergarten with your teacher right after you got off the bus.

Posing with your little brother before both of your 
First Days

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