I wrote some thoughts about it before Spring Break in March, and added to it just after Spring Break with the field trip to Broadway.
As predicted, the last couple of months of the year went by in a blur of traditions and hoopla, culminating with graduation on June 3.
During the year the 8th graders were bus safeties. I hope she enjoyed riding in the back of the bus, because I suspect she'll be relegated to the front again come September.
On Field Day the 8th graders are team captains, which necessitated another class picture (of course).
There was saying good-bye to their second grade prayer buddies -- Ashley and her prayer buddy both think they had the best one.
In early May the 8th graders led May Crowning during their monthly worship service.
The class parents put on an amazing class party -- amazing in its simplicity. Over the years one kid said all they needed to do was have cupcakes and juice boxes and it would be great. They did more than that (including getting their teacher in one of these balls), but it was simple by their standards, and just as much fun. Tet another class picture.
The 8th graders together with the art teacher, Mrs. Gladwell, create a ceiling tile that will stay at the school until they replace the ceilings I suppose.
The whole end of the year was bittersweet, as everyone told me it would be. In a blink of an eye I'll be writing a similar post about the end of high school. So not ready.