Thursday, May 26, 2011

End Of Year Festivities

End of school year that is. Tuesday was Carson's last day of preschool and yesterday was Avery's last day of Kindergarten. The Pre-K class and the Kindergarten class join up to put on an end of year program which was last Friday night.

The theme for the night was Paris in the Springtime as a send-off to the owner of the school and another of the teachers whose husbands were whisking them away to Paris the following morning! The theme was really great, and the program was a lot of fun. They sang to us in French as well as English and had dances prepared as well.

Before the main program the gymnastics class put on their own cirque du soleil. Avery didn't take that class but some of his friends did.


After an intermission for cleanup and setup, the main program began. Pre-K on the left, K on the right. Avery is of course the tall kid in the middle of the back row.


The next shot I took made me giggle. We're just barely starting the program (Bonjour Mes Amis) and can you tell what Avery thinks of all this?

Avery wasn't the only one though, this cutie from Pre-K just kept yawning the whole way through.

Hi Avery!

Super cute dance from the Kindergartners with the boys in top hats and the girls had cute red and black umbrellas.


Oh, look, he does sing! He actually did do pretty well. Only during one song did he really zone out and stop singing, but then realized and started singing again. I had Travis record video with the point and shoot while I took pictures, so I have that on video. Au Revoir Mes Amis!

After the show, the kids had to collect their stuff. For the Kindergartners that was a big hot air balloon each had made and an awesome Claude Monet{esque} vase of flowers done with oil crayons (or something like that?). Additionally, a teacher informed the crowd that the backdrop would not be going back to the school, so if anyone wanted a part of it, they were welcome. 30 seconds later when Avery came to me and I congratulated him on a great program, he completely ignored that and asked:
Did you hear Teacher Sarah say we could take stuff home?
Did you have something particular in mind?
The Eiffel Tower Mom (as in, could there be any question what I would obviously want. Duh.)
So here's his Eiffel Tower. We will hang it in the playroom.

As these kids are at a private Kindergarten, most are separating off to their respective public school next year. Avery happens to have four of them joining him at his school, so that will be nice for them walking in and knowing someone. So Saturday evening, the family of one of the boys in Avery's class had an end of year/goodbye party for the whole class + families + teachers. They have some amazing property which they've done some amazing things with. Here's the view from their deck. Near to far, they have yard, pathway, big stone steps, huge patio with grand fireplaces, playset, expansive yard, massive garden, more yard with a spiral rose garden in the making and a super cute chicken coop.

This is the spacious patio. By this time of the evening, several of us wives had gathered around that fire back in the corner...

Looking through the pergola to the big grassy area with the rented tent for the occasion and the rented hit of the party. The fenced back is what surrounds the garden section and beyond that is the chicken coup area.

The big hit! Carson and Emmett are waiting impatiently there at the corner for their turn (they kept the numbers inside manageable and rotated groups in and out, also separating the little ones from the big ones. Thinking about it now, they should have had an adult rotation too! It wasn't just a big room, it had an obstacle course section, a central open area and a giant slide!

Outstanding party. We may be parting ways with many of these families, but some of those parents still have years ahead of them at this school like we do with Carson and Emmett (who will start the 3's this fall!) and we've made some good friends.


Bill and Maggie said...

Looks like fun! And my goodness what a beautiful yard!

Mom said...

Love the top hat and the Eiffel Tower. Good choice, Avery!