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Monday, May 22, 2017

A Cap, A Gown, A 1st Grader

Last week we celebrated a close of the school year with seeing Jude "graduate" from Kindergarten.  The day was so much fun.  He felt very special and grown up in his cap and gown and now he is moving on to bigger and better!  


In 2015, Jeremy and I made the decision that we would be "holding" Jude back a year in Preschool to allow him some extra growing time before moving on to Kindergarten.  While there has been some days that I wondered if we did the right thing, at this point we are so encouraged with our decision to make Jude older in his class.  Jude has grown both emotionally and educationally.  He is so ready for 1st grade and he is going to do great!

That being said, I do foresee him having some struggles as he goes through school due to his size.  Jude is about a head taller than all of the kids in his class!!  Crazy!!  But, it was a great learning year for him!  His class for Kindergarten was a class of 10 boys!  JUST BOYS!  That was a great experience for him and his buddies. 


After the graduation ceremony we headed to Cold Stone for an ice cream celebration!  I find it so hard to believe that we will be jumping into grade school routines in just a few months!  I know everyone says this but...It goes so FAST!!  In about a month he will be 7!!  AHH!!  Not possible. 


Congratulations Jude!!  We are so proud of you!!  


Did your kiddos have any end of the school year celebrations?


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11 comments:

  1. My daughter had a graduation from preschool to kindergarten, but her school did not have one after kindergarten. I am not sure when her next one will be. She is very excited about an end of year field day!

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  2. Oh, the cuteness! My son didn't do a graduation from kindergarten, but his preschool had a huge graduation for the kids. They really went all out with it. Congratulations to your new 1st grader!

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  3. What a rough and courageous decision!!! I'm so happy for you and Jude!! He is going to have an amazing 1st Grade Year!!

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  4. My daughter will be graduating from Pre-k the beginning of June! She is so excited for Kindergarten! Can't believe my little 5 year old will be in big girl school!

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  5. He is so handsome and Congrats to him! WOW, time flies, I can remember my daughter at this stage of her life graduating to the 1st grade. Now my baby is graduating June 10th and headed to college. I know you're one PROUD MOMMA!

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  6. Awwww! Kindergarten graduations are so darn cute, and your little guy is no exception!
    I think that holding a child back (and especially for a lot of boys) can be the best thing you could do. I've seen it be so beneficial for so many of my friends' kids.

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  7. What a sweetie .. good for him! I can't believe it, a class of only boys. I know there are a lot of parents that struggle with the same decision .. do we hold back or not? Most that have, don't regret their decision. On to first grade!

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  8. Enjoy every single moment you have with your kids. They are growing so fast and soon you realize they are all grown ups. Is it so precious to see your son wearing a graduation gown. You must be very proud.

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  9. I dont have children but its nice to see your family's journey! Im sure they do grow before you know it

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  10. Awe, this takes me back to when mine were promoting out of kindergarten. They recently graduated high school and trade school. Now I am holding on to the youngest with a tight grip!

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  11. Congrats to your son and best of luck to him the next school year. You're right, it does go by fast! I have two teen sons graduating high school next week.

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