In the morning there was a continuation/promotion/graduation ceremony (I'm still not exactly sure what it was called lol). It was really nice. They had a student from each class share their memories from their school years there and the principal shared some words then each child got a certificate. After that was a slideshow which I've been working hard on for the last couple weeks with the help of a few other moms (and Kameron!) and it went off really well!
Kameron getting his certificate
After that was a nice reception with LOTS of cake and then the kids took off to play games, sing with the karaoke machine, take pictures in front of a photo booth, and change into their new t-shirts... try finding your kid when they're all wearing the same gray t-shirt... it's not so easy! haha
Kam with his 5th grade teacher
Kam with 2 of his best friends... love these boys!!
The photo booth ;)
The kids paraded through the halls to say goodbye to the rest of the school and give a flower and card to a teacher who has touched their lives in a significant way. Kameron chose his 4th grade teacher... Then each of the 132 fifth graders got a helium balloon and we did a massive balloon release so they could say goodbye to their elementary school years... it was really kind of cool with the mountains in the background. :)
THEN they headed in for a lunch full of pizza and caffeine before heading back to the 5th grade pod for all you can eat popcorn and snow cones while they signed yearbooks. At the end of the day there were some tears (more from the girls than the boys) as this amazing class dispersed. They will be heading off to MANY different middle schools this fall... some in other states, most here in town... I can't wait to see what these kids do with their lives. They have been fun to get to know over the last two years and I know they will do amazing things as they grow. I am excited that Kameron will have a few great friends going with him to middle school... it's going to be an adventure!!
Happy graduation, Kam!! We're so proud of you!!