Entering the cafetorium
The principal greeting us
Everybody is ready to sing; James is chatting with some girl he just met.
All the Kindergarteners
Afterward, we went back to the classroom to give Mr. J a gift from the class. It included a big art project from the kids and gift cards to every conceivable thing in our town.
Mr. J seeing his gift
Handprints from all the kids.
Tuesday, we had some early summer relaxing with his friends Kyle and Nicholas.
Swimming at Kyle's
Thursday was the real last day- a half day. We out him on the bus in the morning, and picked him in the afternoon to leave for Cape Cod.
First and Last Day of Kindergarten
Goodbye kiss from Miranda
Last Kindergarten bus ride
I asked him about his Kindergarten classes, to get a sense of what his little life was like. The things I knew were that he got on the bus every morning at 8:54 a.m., and school started 9:45. He also had a snack every day at 10:30 and his lunch at 1:30, followed by a brief recess. He got on the bus at 3:15, and after a long time waiting to get on the bus at the end of the day, he'd get home at 4:20-4:30 p.m.
He told me that: "Mondays is music in the morning, Tuesdays is art in the afternoon, Wednesday is gym in the morning, Thursday is computer class in the morning and library in the afternoon, Friday is gym in the morning, and on the bus you could sit in the back even if you aren't a 1st grader yet.
My favorite thing is gym because I get to run around a lot. Computer was my second favorite, my third favorite was art, and my last favorite was music."
Class of 2029! (Adult size shirt to wear when he's 18.)