Well, it’s official. As of Monday Keri finished her elementary school career when she participated in her school’s 5th Grade Promotion … though they still had a tiny sliver of 5th grade to finish on Tuesday when they had to show up for a partial day.
It was a special moment when the class award she was presented with was for being the most creative writer. That is truly one of her passions and it was neat to see her get recognized for that!
I must admit I surprised myself when I got a bit misty eyed not just once, but a few times during the ceremony. I was especially feeling it when the students sang a song they had written for the occasion. [Written meaning they penned new lyrics to an already existing melody.]
I still remember my own elementary school promotion, though back in the day it was called graduation. And for me it happened in 6th grade. I also went to Junior High, not Middle School … am I dating myself yet ?!?
Here is a picture of me from June of 1982 when I was in kindergarten. I am the one in the pink dress.
Here are a couple of pictures of me from 6th grade, both of them from June of 1988. I am 12 1/2 whereas Keri is just shy of turning 11.
In the first picture I am participating in a Monday Morning Assembly, a responsibility I had since I was part of the student council. The second picture is from our 6th Grade Domino’s Pizza Graduation Party.
It is hard to believe Keri will soon embark upon her middle school journey. I am hoping she will enjoy her adventure despite the fact that she will be enduring some of the more awkward years of her life. We are so proud of the remarkable, talented, kind and gracious young lady she is becoming!