All four of us got to be at school today for Gavin’s last day of Kindergarten. Lilah was so excited to go that she had to wear her backpack! Gavin gave her a big hug and told her, “I’m so glad you’re coming to school with me.” I was a bit sad that our time in that classroom is over, but I know it will be just as much fun next year.
There was a brunch for all the kids and parents and the kids put on plays they’ve been working on. Lilah ate a lot of strawberries and Gavin drank a lot of orange juice. Gavin was in the Little Red Hen. He was Chick 1 with a handwritten sign on his chest and a little orange paper beak.
I think the group bow was my favorite part!
When the kids all mentioned their favorite part of the school year, Gavin said the Halloween party was his favorite. There were personalized awards for all the kids so Gavin’s says Fastest Race Car. They have had spotlight words to learn sight words and each kid comes up with a sentence using that word. Most of Gavin’s sentences involved race cars, fast ones.
It has been such a wonderful year and we are so grateful to have so many more years in a community that has a place for Gavin and for us! Here is a story that Gavin told a month or so ago and then illustrated in class.
One day the ninjas were about to fight because there’s a Bone Guy and Sane are Ninja Go. Then they have spears. They are getting closer and closer. They have a little fight.
And I pick up a fire pit. It comes from fire. Sane built a fire pit. He fights the bone guy with his fire pit. Sane wins! Then the bone guy gets bigger and bigger and fatter because the water makes him fat. And Sane’s legs change, they stick together because the water makes his legs stick together.
Sane gets bigger because the waves in the water get him bigger and the Bone Guy turns into a square with arms and legs. Sane gets bigger and bigger and bone guy doesn’t have legs and arms and head. There’s much more water in Bone Guy. That’s why he’s changing and doesn’t have arms and legs and a head.
The stories the kids came up with in class were so fantastic that we have been asking both kids to tell more stories at home. Especially since it was Gavin’s favorite part of the Art they did at school this year. So, here are some new ones:
One time Sane, Kai and two Jays went to Sane Kai Highway. And then a bad guy whose name is Karma Pill spoke and spoke and spoke until he’s all dizzy. And then he disappeared.
Man On Car
Once upon a time there was a ninja with a man on a car. And then the ninja pushed the man off the car. Then the person hit his head his head was warm and disappeared. The carnival for ninjas about to begin. And then the ninjas were about to come in. And then it is time to play in the carnival because it’s nine o clock. And then they were running on cool rollercoasters to Gurj. And then the ninjas say “Hi, Gurj.” And then Gurj say, “Hi, ninjas.” And then Gurj disappeared.
And, one from Lilah:
The ninja girl has some special flyer feet. And then she flew and flew and flew and flew and flew and flew. And also fights the bad guy and then flew away.
And here is a little insight into what Gavin and Lilah will be doing all summer. This creation took several hours and was spectacular. Gavin told me that they were having a birthday party for EVERYONE with a large yellow brick cake.