Watch out, Kindergarten, BK is on his way! Last week, we attended BK’s preschool graduation.
The ceremony itself was on a Wednesday afternoon. It lasted all of about 10 minutes, and in the grand scheme of things, isn’t really that important, but for that little boy on that Wednesday afternoon, it meant the world.
BK really worked hard for his preschool graduation. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony, he practiced the songs they would sing (adorable, btw!!) and the motions that came with the songs. He learned his place in the procession, and he solemnly took in the order of events.
The ceremony itself was really great. As I said, it was only about 10 minutes, but they sure packed a lot of cuteness in those 10 minutes. They processed in, sang songs, received their diplomas, and then sang again for us. The kids were even wearing little graduation gowns and hats!
Prior to practicing for graduation, he focused very strongly this past year on learning the basics for Kindergarten. “Going to the big school” next year is really important to him, and he’s proud of what he has accomplished.
As his mommy, I’m proud, too. I’ve watched his coloring evolve. It’s gone from scribbles to carefully planned out master pieces. BK loves to write letters as we spell words for him, and he has an amazing grasp of shapes and colors. I kid you not, the boy even knows color combinations (for example, blue and red make purple). Academically, he could not be more prepared for Kindergarten. He even very nearly aced his Kindergarten screening, scoring a 36 out of 39 while a score of just 31 is the goal.
BK’s preschool class was small as only 6 graduated with him. I know of only 1 of those that will be attending BK’s same “big school,” and this both disappoints me and scares me. He’s so prepared academically, but I worry about him socially. That’s been part of the reason we signed him up for soccer and tball; we want him to have every opportunity to make friends. I would imagine that most parents have these worries when their children enter new situations, but I sure do wish that I had a crystal ball so that I can reassure myself that all will be fine! Ooh, Mom worries!
BK will do really well in Kindergarten. He’s looking forward to riding the bus, and he loves that he’ll be going to the “big school.” We will continue to support and foster that adventurous spirit and excitement!