Yesterday morning started out with me watching a play performed by kindergartners. My daughter did a great job as I expected, no surprises. All of the 4th graders watched the presentation.
What was surprising was the “send off” the school Principal and teachers did for the 4th graders. My son’s Principal’s husband also coaches my daughter’s soccer team, so I know the Principal to a certain level beyond what I normally would know of a typical principal. As she gave her speech about the 4th grade class and started crying (a little), I knew that it was legitimate and touching.
The send off, wasn’t anything like I ever remembered! It included awards of some type for every child. Not one of those kids came away from the “send off” not feeling special in some way or another.
A few of the female teachers were teary eyed. The Principal sent one of the teachers away to get a box of tissues. I was impressed, but also tired of tired of clapping. There were a lot of awards. I was kind of proud of myself because I clapped as enthusiastically for the first student honored as the last student.
The grand finale was a slide show presentation of the 4th graders throughout different stages of their life. The pictures for the slide show was from when the 4th graders were kindergartners to current times. I was impressed with the time and effort that was put into it. The slideshow lasted at least half an hour.
I know this post wasn’t about personal finance, but it was still a very personal experience that was worth sharing!
I have to wonder if most school systems do something comparable! If so, I’m impressed!
Thanks for hearing my story 🙂