Last Thursday was Cohen's final day of Pre-K. The whole day was extremely bittersweet for me because of so many reasons. This was the school Cohen had been a part of since he was 2 years old. It was the school that helped grow and shape him into a little learner and the place that loved him as much as we do. Our family was comfortable there and I really am thankful that he had the experiences that he did before heading off to Kindergarten. When I think back to the beginning of the year and how hesitant I was to move him into this room after Remy was born, I realize that it was meant to be after all. I can't speak highly enough about his teachers this year. Cohen has grown leaps and bounds and I am so proud of what he has accomplished. While I plan on continuing to work with him this summer, I am confident that he will have no issues academically next year, which as a teacher, is a huge sigh of relief.
First Day of PreK Last Day of PreK
The graduation ceremony was sweet and simple. His class walked in to the graduation song, wearing their blue caps and gowns. Then after a few words and prayer from the school's director, his teacher called up the students individually sharing a brief question-answer activity that she had prepared with each of them.
Here are Cohen's answers:
What do you like most about school?
Carl the Catepillar
What do you hope to learn in Kindergarten?
What do you like best about being 5?
That I can go swimming at the water park without my floaties.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
She then asked the students to share a "weird but true" fact that they had learned during the year. Cohen was only one of three that decided to share. And of course this is the one he said out loud:
Sharks pee through their skin.
Only my child.
Afterwards we went back to his room to get his things and had the end of the year picnic. It was a gloomy, humid day and towards the end of the picnic the skies let loose and there was a huge rainstorm. After some friendly hugs, we were on our way home.
My heart is so full knowing that Cohen had such an amazing year, especially with the transition to this new class. Even though it was a challenge to get all three kids fed, dressed and out the door by 8:45 three days a week, I wouldn't take a second of it back. I was telling my friend last night how the whole thing makes me sad and she said it best by comparing it to a chapter ending, which is exactly what happened. But when one chapter ends, another one starts and each one will be more exciting than the last.
Next stop, Kindergarten!