Friday, May 20, 2011

Sam's Kindergarten Graduation 2011

Today came sooner than we could ever have believed. Since 1960 graduates have collected Kindergarten diplomas, sung songs and caused parents to shed many a tear. Since 1996 I have watched as this process continued. In 2003 our first born, Maddie, began her experience at the Otter Creek School, going through pre-school and finally graduating from Kindergarten in 2008. Ella followed. Today, Sam graduated from Otter Creek Kindergarten bringing an end to 8 wonderful years that our kids have been a part of that school. Sheryl has also been a teacher there for the past 2 years. We knew this day would come, we just didn't know it would come in the blink of an eye.

Sam nailed it. He was awesome! All the songs were so fun! Each child also presents their art work definition of love and speaks into a microphone in front of everyone telling them what their definition means. Sam said, "Love is my daddy playing with me." That made my whole week!

Here are some pictures and video from the day. What a blessing we have received from this wonderful school and all those associated with it!

These are the "Love is..." masterpieces

All the graduates received a Bible and a diploma

My mom ("Nonnie") with Sam

David, Charity and Becky Rubio. Charity was in Sam's class. David and I were on staff together at Otter Creek Church for many years. He is still the youth minister there.

Otter Creek School/ Otter Creek Church buddies

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

That was the cutest and sweetest little kindergarten program I've seen!