Alan rocked his piano recital today, playing the best version of “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” I’ve ever heard. Grandma Debbie & Papa and Tata & Papa were there to see Alan’s debut performance, along with Veronica and I.
Afterwards we stayed for the Music Settlement’s annual picnic. Alan would later take home a certificate and a music note trophy to commemorate the completion of his first full year at the Music Settlement. Way to go, Alan!
Today Alan kicked off his kindergarten year at Millridge, and I was there to enjoy it with him! On the first day, as part of the “ease-in schedule,” parents attended an informational session in the cafeteria while the kids played in the gym. Then afterwards, Alan and I took a practice ride together on a school bus around Mayfield.
Alan met his teacher, Mrs. Feldman, and saw his friends Joshua (who offered a big hug), Xavier, Riley, and Gabriel today — and even made a new friend named Noah! Xavier and Noah will be in the same class as Alan this year.
Alan also saw Mrs. Schmid (a preschool helper) and told her all about his summer, including the trip to Disney World!
Onto another great school year at Millridge!
Today Alan took another step closer to being ready for Kindergarten. He’s now a safety town graduate!
Alan was fortunate to have Natalee in his class with him this week. He told me they sat together on the bus ride during the bus safety lesson because they are best friends.
Alan also told me his favorite activities of the week were when the kids got to go inside a police car and fire truck. It was like a dream come true for him!
Alan ended his preschool career today on a high note with a fun ceremony in Mrs. Jones’ classroom!
The day started off on a normal schedule for the kids, with the ceremony beginning at 10:00. Parents arrived while the kids were at recess, so we watched a year-in-review slideshow while we waited for them. When the kids returned from the playground, they marched in to the graduation song and took their seats.
After the kids sang three songs – one of which the parents were asked to sing along with (the “Head, shoulders, knees, and toes” song) — it was time to present certificates. The younger students went first, followed by the five kids moving on to kindergarten. Fortunately all five, which includes Alan, Natalee, Joshua, Ryleigh, and Meredith, will be back at Millridge together for kindergarten in the fall!
Once the ceremony was over, the parents of the five kids moving on to kindergarten were given 8 x 10 photos of their child wearing a cap and gown. I thought Alan’s photo turned out great!
It was so nice to watch Alan interact with his friends today. He gets along so well with his classmates and it’s a joy to see.
Can’t wait for kindergarten in the fall!
Today Alan got the first admissions acceptance letter of his life! I’m happy to announce that this fall he will be attending the Preschool Peer Mentoring Program at Millridge Elementary School! He interviewed at the school in January during the application process. As part of the program, Alan will be paired with a hearing impaired student and serve as his/her learning partner. So proud of him!