Thursday, June 9, 2011

last day of preschool 2011.......

so hard to believe that today was "our" last day of preschool at the best preschool ever, our world to discover!! i have done really well keeping my emotions in check, but i do have to admit that today was a difficult day! we have been with mrs spencer (aka margaret) with jackson for 1 year, ela for 2 years, and olivia for 1 year.....3 years total. i had plans to have olivia back another year and then had cardin and maxwell on the waiting list for their 2 years beginning in fall 2012.

olivia was in the am class (3&4 year olds) so she was the first to say her goodbyes!

look at how much she has changed from the beginning of preschool in september 2010 (top pic) til now (bottom pic)!

olivia learned so much this year! we have talked about her going to mrs spencers preschool ever since she understood what preschool was. she potty trained at 2 1/2 yrs old so she could start preschool! she loved playing with all of her new friends, calling them by name daily whether it was a school day or not! she loved singing, and dancing, and writing her name. she loved doing art projects, snack time, looking forward to learning about her body, harvest time, pilgrims and Indians, sea creatures, etc! one thing that i have notices about olivia at home is that she has found her "voice"! she is not afraid to speak up and tell us all what she thinks especially if something is wrong or there is something she does not agree with!

ela was the last one to say goodbye! she was in the pm class (4&5 year olds)! look how much she has changed from the beginning of the year (top) til the end of the year (bottom)!

as is tradition, ela was given her preschool graduation certificate! mrs spencer called her name and ela went up in front of her friends. mrs spencer then said that ela was the only child who sang her letters and threw her hands out to the side with every letter. she also said that she cant wait to see what ela does in her life......cant wait to see what she creates or invents in her lifetime. if you know ela, you know exactly what margaret means!

ela has grown so much this year in preschool! she has learned to be more patient with others around her and has learned to listen to instructions and to follow the rules! ela is very much like a sponge and soaks up every word, every piece of information that she can! she loves numbers, letters, art, telling stories! she has treasured the past 2 years with her preschool friends and with mrs spencer!

after the certificates were given out, tasha allen (bens mom) presented mrs spencer with the classroom gift of a photo book of the school year with thoughts from the kids and a gift certificate to her favorite nursery! everything she said to mrs spencer about how much she has loved our kids and how patient she is and a treasure she has been to all of the families was perfect and spoken from the heart!
a group hug from the class was the final straw for me! tears!! oh how the kids (and their parents) love this lady!!

little do we know how much others around us can affect us in such small but yet life altering ways! when we moved to puyallup, i never would have imagined that we would have been lucky enough to end up with mrs spencer! from the very beginning, it was meant to be! thank goodness margaret has family in utah.......

we love you mrs spencer!

1 comment:

  1. Now I'm crying Holly! Cherish these positive, memorable times with your children and those people who lift and inspire you! Love the pictures.