Friday, June 15, 2012

Jakson's Kindergarten Graduation

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Jakson's graduation was fairly typical as far as these types of ceremonies go.  They sang a couple of songs and then walked across the stage one by one to get a "diploma".  

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In typical Jakson fashion, he wouldn't even look at us while he was singing.  He's very into the separation of home and school.  We don't belong at school so when we show up, he rarely acknowledges our presence.  I think it's a coping mechanism.  In fact, he told us that he really didn't want us to come to the graduation at all.  Apparently, the music teacher informed the kids that the parents would cry during the songs, and being very literal, he was upset about that.   We had to assure him numerous times that neither of us would get emotional.  I know some moms do, but I was very ready for the school year to be over.

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As each child walked across the stage, the teacher announced what he/she wants to be when they grow up.   Jakson said he wants to be a.....paleontologist.  Of course.   After Jakson walked past, a lady behind me asked, "A paleon-what?"  Wow.  Just wow.

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With his teacher, Mrs. Schneider. While I don't have a lot of nice things to say about the school as a whole, I did love his teacher. She is the epitome of kindergarten teacher and Jakson was very lucky to have her. 
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One graduation down. Many to go! 
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5 comments:

Immeasurably More Mama said...

Jakson in a graduation cap. I love it! He is such a handsome little guy. :) I'm happy to hear he had a great teacher. Praying next year is better in every way for your future paleontologist!

Melissa Brown said...

Jackson is one handsome little boy! Hope next school year provides a better experience for you guys.

Shenna said...

Beautiful pictures! What a sweet little smile Jak has! Hopefully next year will be better...maybe it can't get any worse and has to be better? :)

Megan said...

He is so adorable. I can't believe he is going to be in first grade next year! I love that child.

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