Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Katie's Kindergarten Graduation

I know this post is LONG overdue...it's been crazy lately.

Katie was so excited to have many of her friends and family at her graduation, especially her Nana and Pawpaw, who drove from Mobile to spend the weekend with us!

Austin and Nana before the graduation started.

Austin & Pawpaw before the graduation started.

Some of the decorations for the graduates.
Katie's display board over-viewing her kindergarten year.

During the ceremony, the graduates did two special songs -- "Who let the letters out?" (sounds like "Who Let the Dogs Out") and "One Small Voice" (their sweet, sentimental song).  They all did a fantastic job on their songs!
"Who let the letters out?"
Austin was singing "One Small Voice" right along with the graduates...Katie practiced with him for several weeks prior to graduation.  They both loved this song.
"One Small Voice"
As a homeschooling mom, there are many great privileges I have teaching my children.  One privilege was, as her teacher, to be able to present Katie with her kindergarten diploma for all of her hard work this past year.  Such a special moment for a mom just beginning her homeschooling journey.
Katie receiving her diploma.
Katie's proud of her diploma.  I'm proud of her hard work!
Mommy & Katie

After the graduation ceremony, Katie was surprised and excited to see her flowers, bear, cards, and gifts. 

We are both looking forward to moving forward with our homeschooling lessons soon, after a much needed summer break!  :-)  Congratulations, Katie!  We're so proud of you!!