Monday, June 9, 2008

Last Day of Kindergarten!

Rachel is officially a First Grader! We finished our Kindergarten year last Thursday. She was so excited and sad at the same time. She is glad to be out of school, but sad to not see her friends everyday. On Monday, they had field day. Her favorite was the three-legged race and getting to eat a snow cone. The rest of the week, they didn't do a whole lot. On Thursday, there were only ten kids in her class. Normally they have nineteen.

Rachel could not wait until the last day because that was when she was going to give Ms. Knutson her gift. I took Rachel to The Painted Pig in Little Rock to paint something for Ms. Knutson. We looked for about ten minutes before she found exactly what she was looking for. She saw this container and the lid had a bone on it. Ms. Knutson had told the class all about the new puppy she got about a month or so ago. Rachel was determined to paint this for her teacher's doggie treats. So, she and I painted it. She lasted for about the first coat and I had to paint the two other coats. Here is a photo of Rachel and Ms. Knutson with her present.

Ms. Knutson LOVED the present. She said she had been wanting one for a long time. She had a friend who had one and has wanted one ever since she saw hers. So, hopefully she will get a lot of use out of this one and think of Rachel every time she sees it.

Rachel was accepted to participate in Summer Quest. It lasts for two weeks and began today. It is a program for gifted students. She will go every weekday for these two weeks, starting at 8:30am and ending at 11:30am. She has two classes. The first hour is a class on Egypt, studying all things Egypt. The second class is "Give My Regards to Broadway." She will learn what it takes to put on a theatrical production. And the production of choice this time? High School Musical. Rachel was disappointed. She wanted Annie or Peter Pan. She has never seen High School Musical. I think it is a bit old for her. But we went and rented it so she could see it would still be fun. She watched it and said she liked all the singing and dancing.

And last, I leave you with this photo. One of these things is NOT like the others...

Rebekah wanted to go with me to take Rachel to school on her last day. We went inside to see her open her present. Rebekah didn't want to leave. So, Rebekah got be a kindergartner for about 30 minutes. After that, she was ready to leave!

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