Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Kindergarten Moving On Ceremony

On June 6th, Pierce had his Kindergarten moving on ceremony.  It was so cute.  They sang a wonderful collection of nursery rhymes set to catchy modern day music.  Pierce was the clock from Hickory Dickory Dock. 

After the program, they gave out candy awards.  Each child received an award.  Awards included Symphony Bars for the most musical, Mr. GoodBars for the best citizen, Mounds bars for the kid who showed mounds of improvement, and Babe Ruth bars for most athletic.  Twenty awards for each class, and each kid received one that was unique to their personality.  Pierce's?  He got the Smarties award, for the kid who was "always having the smartest ideas and thinking outside the box"
Shucks if I wasn't so proud of him!  He worked hard this year, and he did such a great job with his reading and writing.  I plan to continue to work with him this summer on his reading and his handwriting (which is kind of scribbly still).    We have so much going on that it isn't always easy to squeeze in some schoolwork, but I plan to try for a few minutes each day.

Readers, do you have any summer goals?

26 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh what a clever teacher to come up with awards like that. The smartie award that is very cool. Look at that smile, congratulations Pierce. B

Heather said...

Awww! You should be a proud mama! Great job Pierce!

Maggid said...

You are a teacher's dream!!! He'll be able to adventure forward in education because you care . . .

You Rock!!!
-g-

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What a wonderful ceremony! He sure looks happy in the pictures.

The Little Acre that Could said...

It sounds as if you have at least one fabulous, thoughtful teacher in your boys' school! :-) I always get a little teary eyed when children perform. Did you? You must be so proud of your boys. It's nice that you got such great photos of the event for the memory book.

Terri said...

Aww- he's such a cutie!

TexWisGirl said...

the awards show the creativity and care of the teachers, for sure. congrats, mr. smarty!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Such sweet photos! And congrats to Pierce for doing so well! The Smarties award--that is a great one! And your work with him will reap many good things, I'm sure. :-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Like Momma, like son. He's such a cutie. :)

Out on the prairie said...

lovely share

Valerie said...

I love the cleverness behind the award that each child received! And Pierce is certainly turning into a find young man, Lisa!!

My goal for summer is to try to keep it from going by too quickly;)

Willow said...

He looks quite pleased. I need to work on my scribbly handwriting this Summer too ... don't worry Pierce we will get better penmsnship by Fall :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Oh, Baby Girl, I would have had tears in my eyes over that (because I do now!)...:)JP

Ginny said...

Sorry to say that my goal is just to get through the summer without killing myself! But really, my summer goals are to take Ella fishing and to several water parks, and go to the hot Air Balloon Festival in Lexington on the fourth. I LOVE watching the kids do their programs and take huge amounts of pictures, but yours here are BETTER! I love this whole theme and idea. And whoever came up with the candy thing is a genius.

The Incredible Woody said...

What a great kid! He looks so proud of himself!!

Jill said...

Good job, Pierce (and Mom too)! Love those prize ideas!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

How cute! I love that he won the smarties award :) That's a fun idea!

Blackberry Lane said...

Great job! I love the photos.

Linda said...

Congratulations to Pierce! He looks awesome.

Debbie said...

ooohhhhh Lisa, I so enjoyed this entry!! Pierce is just adorable and what a cute idea to call this special time "moving on"!!

I always did small amounts of school work with my boys during the summer, I always made it fun for them and they still both love to read!!

Chatty Crone said...

Congratas to Pierce! Smartie is a great award and a wonderful teacher to support out of the box thinkers - Andy's teacher when he was that age did not appreciate that fact! What a sweetie. sandie

alissa apel said...

How fun!

Mica's class did candy awards this year to.

Having an out of the box thinker is great!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I really like that Smarties award! Very cool!

Enie Dub said...

What a great concept for those awards!! And you have a clever Smartie - congrats!

Michaele said...

Such a cute, happy, smart little boy!

Lexie Loo, Lily Boo, and Dylan Too! said...

How cute! He is adorable!