Sunday, June 8, 2008

Last Day of School

Friday was the final day of the 2007 - 2008 school year.

We began the day by reading letters that the first grade class wrote about what to expect in grade one. Field trips, homework, watching movies, and studying were among the most noted differences. A few of the first grade scholars mentioned reading, math, writing and science, but not many. One notable difference between kindergarten and first grade is the expectation that students write multi-paragraph, coherent expository letters.

It took us almost an hour to read all the letters, so much time, indeed, that we had to get up and wiggle and move and dance a bit. Here Miguel leads a line dance to Michael Buble's Sway:

After reading all of the letters from first grade we went outside where parents had set up the carnival. I snapped a couple of photos that suggest something of the atmosphere.

Todd Sousa made amazing balloon sculptures.

There were 3 inflated jump play areas.

The McDowells made lots of cotton candy. Got all over the place.

No carnival is complete without the good old fashioned bean bag toss.


A great white slide.

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