I have so enjoyed my kids last few weeks of kindergarten. I had time to be involved and I loved every minute of it.
Mid-May I got to help chaperone the class's Coon Rapids Dam field trip. Champlin Brooklyn Park Academy is a magnet school for math and environmental science so the school has a special partnership with the Three Rivers Park District and specifically the Coon Rapids Dam park. All classs go their several times a year.
Dean (above), Marly and her best friend Izzy (below), and all the kids were hunting for bugs.
We took the bus back to school, got a group photo, and I stayed for lunch.
Off course there was an end of the year KX kindergarten musical. It was darling. Cute songs, cute hand gestures, and their wonderful teacher Mrs. Loveridge who has just retired.
As we left the kindergarten musical I lamented to Mark we only get to do experiece all these precious moments once, which makes for enhanced and bittersweet emotion.
The last week of school I helped champerone the Como Park field trip. It was cloudy, but not a drop of rain fell on our parade.
Here we are waiting for the Sparky the Seal show. How many years has this show occured? More than 30? I never realized until now it is approximately15 minutes in length. (Dean, Eitiene, Alex, Izzi, Marly, and Hannah)
The last day of school Marly and Dean made cards for Mrs. Loveridge for her last day EVER. Despite Dean's zeal for her career, Mrs. Loveridge is NOT 125 years old. I did get Mrs. Loveridge a very special acorn necklace from Patina to represent all the "acorns" she has planted over the years. I indicated the necklace was on behalf of ALL the parents whose kids she has taught over the longevity of her career. I hope she liked it and will wear it with a heart the understands the gratitude with which it was given.
The kids LAST bus ride home from their LAST day of Kindergarten.