On 6/09/16, maureen wrote:
> 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
> 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