Grades

    Re: Kinder Celebration
    maureen

    Donna: I agree with you on all points. Some kids have
    preschool graduation kindergarten graduation, elementary
    school graduation, 8th grade graduation and by the time high
    school graduation comes about, I wonder how special that
    would be?

    I am retired now, but none of my kids or grandkids had any
    kind of last day "Graduation" type program at any of the
    schools they attended. My youngest completed K this spring.
    Her teacher and two others (there are 8 sections of K at the
    school) did a very short program about 3 weeks before the end
    of school. Parents were invited and the classes sang a couple
    songs and poems. Nothing "graduation wise". The rest of the
    school year was school as usual. They didn't even go on any
    field trips. That was perfectly fine for us and our
    grandchild.

    I personally like having class as usual up until the end. I
    never did it any differently all the years I taught. It isn't
    necessary to celebrate moving to first grade.

    On 6/09/16, DonnaR/CA wrote:
    > One of the three K teachers did a "Kinder-bration" on the
    > last day of school, and now the principal is trying to get
    > us other 2 to do it too. Her attitude is "All or none."
    >
    > I have very mixed emotions about it, most of them negative.
    >
    > So I thought I'd ask here -- who does something on the last
    > day of school to celebrate the end of Kinder? What do you
    > do? How do you get the parents to not call it a graduation
    > or promotion (which should be saved, IMHO, for end of
    > elementary promotion, 8th grade promotion and HS
    > graduation)?
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