Mama was a little sad. Kate wasn't in the slightest. It is funny how different your perspective is as a grown up. While I'm so proud of Kate and excited to see her grow up, a part of me is also a little sad that we are so quickly leaving behind the younger years. So yes, there was a little bit of sadness for this Mama today!
Kate, on the other hand, saw zero reason to be sad today. Like all of us when we were her age, she is just so pumped about the next big thing - kindergarten! For her, walking out of the school where she has been for the past 2 years brought none of the reflection time that I had. In her mind, she is on to the next big adventure and she is ready to go!
Kate's K3 and K4 years at this school have been great, and we are so thankful that our girl has been at a school surrounded by people who love her and who love Jesus. We wouldn't want it any other way. She knows everyone by name, and everyone knows her. And next year, Karsten will start going there. We hope she loves it as much as Kate did.
Kate learned about colors, and how to spell them, she learned how to write her name more legibly, she learned her numbers and basic addition/subtraction, she learned the letters and their phonetic sound. They went through the Jesus Storybook Bible. They learned about science - the weather, butterflies, and more. They learned fire safety, and about police officers. I honestly cannot say enough great things about her school. That's how much we love it. From the first day, to the last day, Kate has grown so much. She definitely looks like an elementary school kid now!
And now, she's ready for kindergarten. No looking back for her!