Farewell to Kindergarten

Today was the last day of school.  What a first year.  It is amazing to think about how much Davey learned and experienced.  I look back through the year, and I can hardly organize it all in my head.

Davey learned to read.  He found that he loves math, and he is pretty darn good at it.   He loves science too.  He has his career path lined up and ready to go.  He will be an ice cream maker first, then an oceanographer, and then he will be a veterinarian.

Here he was back on the first day of school throwing his jitter glitter in the air.


Here he was today with an end of kindergarten gap-toothed smile.


He made lots of friends this year.  He had an awesome teacher who introduced them to so many fun topics.  They raised butterflies.  They learned tons about the rain forest ecosystem. They learned more about the ocean than I have ever known.  He no longer describes a whale as jumping out of the water.  No, they are breaching.

So much imagination and creativity in his class too. They created leprechaun traps and worked their hardest to capture leprechauns.

They created aliens.  I confess to getting a little too involved in that project.  I had a lot of fun knitting his alien body.

They even had a giant actually stomp across the roof of their classroom one day!

My favorite creative moment was when I saw him perform in the school talent show.  He was a fearless kindergartener performing YMCA in front of a pretty large audience.


Oh the dancing from this little guy.  He has more moves than David and me combined  – times 20.   He loves music!

Someday Davey might ask me what he was like as a kindergartener.  I would describe him like this:

“He has a big sense of humor.  It is just hilarious when he identifies all the Hearthstone cards by their voices. He is quite the mimic.

He loves to learn.  Math and Science are his favorites.

He loves his friends and his pup. He is protective of everyone around him and never wants to see anyone upset.  He always tries to help them.  He has a huge kind heart.”

Wee Tot!


3 thoughts on “Farewell to Kindergarten

  1. Congrats, Davey! It’s on to bigger and better things in FIRST GRADE! What a wonderful year you had. I know you are going to make a GREAT first grader!!!!

  2. This is Davey as he is now 12 and will be turning 13 in november. I never really read my mom’s blog so I am going back through it. Kids still asked me about this performance to the day I left that school, and I still don’t know why they liked it so much. Maybe the hat.

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