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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Last Day of School

Today is the last day of school! (Well, Simon is going tomorrow for his last day, but the big kids finish today). It really feels like yesterday that I was posting about their first day of school!

Last week, at the International Fair, Gabbie’s class received their end of the year awards.

Hard Worker Award – Great Work Ethic

Participation in the National Handwriting Contest

Participation in the Talent Show (she did her ballet dance)

I asked Gabbie a few questions.

  1. What was your favorite part of 2nd grade? “International Fair.”
  2. What did you learn this year? “Lech L’cha.”
  3. What are you looking forward to in 3rd grade? “That Native American unit.”
  4. What do you want to be when you grow up? “A Ballerina.”

Yesterday, Zachary’s class had their end of the year program. First, we went to the class where Zachary has morning prayers. The kids learn the meaning of the Hebrew prayers as well as how to follow along in their Hebrew prayer books.


Next the class put on a short play in Hebrew.

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Then the parents joined the rest of the kindergarten class. They sang a song with the music teacher.


Then each child spoke and shared their favorite thing about kindergarten.

The projection behind Zachary shows what he wrote and read: “I like to learn math. 4 + 4 = 8.”

All of the kids were called by name and presented with their graduation certificate, plus their other awards.

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Zachary with his awesome teachers!

Here are his certificates:

Kindergarten Graduate

Outstanding year in Kindergarten

Mathematics Achievement


Handwriting and Writing

Book Club Reading

Morning Independence

Reading to the Principal

I asked Zachary a few questions:

  1. What was your favorite part of kindergarten? “Nothing. Math I meant.”
  2. What did you learn this year? “Math and science.”
  3. What are you looking forward to in 1st grade? “I don’t know.”
  4. What do you want to be when you grow up? “I don’t know.”

Simon also got a certificate for completing the Preschool 3’s class!


I also asked Simon a few questions:

  1. What was your favorite part of school this year? “Torah.”
  2. What did you learn? He said “Goo-gah.” I asked him if he learned Alef-Bet (the Hebrew alphabet) and he said yes.
  3. What are you looking forward to when you go back to school?  (I asked him a few questions for this one too) “Bake challah.”
  4. What do you want to be when you grow up? “I want grow up.” Then he said “challah.”

Happy Summer Everyone!


Tamar SB said...

Happy last day!! We have 14 days left!

The awards and programs are so adorable!! Happy summer!

Janine Huldie said...

Can't believe school is ending for the year. Here is NY, we have at least another 2 weeks, but still this year just flew by. Loved all the pictures and Happy Summer!! :)

Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

Such cute awards, I love how bright and happy they are. :)

Munchkins and the Military said...

Such cute photos!! Congratulations on them getting all of those awards! (: Hope you start off summer well.

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

Awe I love all of the awards that the kids received. It makes them feel special. I also like how you asked each kid some's always fun to see what they will say!

And you guys are lucky there in in NY doesn't let out until June 19!!

Shoshanah said...

I always loved Lech Lecha, at least assuming you're mean the Debbie Friedman version. It was actually one of the songs my mom had sung during both mine & my brother's b'nai mitzvahs.