Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Graduation Post: Could she be any brighter?

Just kidding. (My flash batteries were dying so I ended up with some super bright pics when the flash was charged and some really dark ones when it wasn't. Grr...) Moving on, we love Mrs. Langefeld. She is so good at what she does and she made Kindergarten a super fun place to be.

The kindergartner's did a great job on their program. I loved these pictures of Avery. She was so embarrassed to get up on stage! Once the music started though she got into it.


After the songs we went back to Avery's classroom and she read some stories she had written and illustrated. Then Mrs. Langefeld gave each of her students an award.

Mrs. Langefeld was announcing, "this next award goes to someone who is a friend to everyone. No matter what table she is at or what center she is working in, this person just always gets along with whoever she is with." Then several kids started whispering, "Avery. That's Avery." And it was. Avery was awarded "Best Friend to All".

I was down right proud. (On a side note, I'd really like to see Lawrence's artwork because his award was "Best Illustrator" and it must be pretty impressive because for a split second I thought that one was going to Avery.) Where was I... oh yes, proud. I was down right proud. Then Ryan pointed out that she must get that from him. After all, he was "Most Conscientious Boy in room 22" when he was her age.

Kayla, Avery, Mrs. Pfeiffer (we love her too!), and Jackson

Avery and Beatris

Beatris is Avery's best friend from school. She only lives 4 houses up the street, making play dates very convenient!

It amazes me to see all that Avery has learned. I'm blown away that she is already doing math. Story problems even. My favorite part though is listening to her read. So fun! We all loved Kindergarten. Minus the part about having to be somewhere by 7:50 am five days a week. Not going to miss that. But now we are so looking forward to summer vacation! Hopefully week one, which consisted of sick kids and flooding toilets, is not a foreshadowing of things to come.

9 comments:

Gallup Family said...

I was amazed they were teaching story problems to kids so young these days and how quickly Sarah picked up on it, too! Tell Ryan that the friendliness has to run in your family too because Sarah is always being praised for ability to make friends anywhere. Avery looks super proud of herself. Congrats on being a 1st Grader now, Aves!

Melissa said...

I don't know what I was thinking! I didn't take any pictures of Katelund with her Kindergarten teacher (either one of the three!!!) How cute that the teacher gave out awards, and even cuter that the kids all knew that the award was going to Avery. She is such a sweet girl....just like her mamma!

janet said...

What a cutie pie. Wish I could have seen her program. I also would like to see Lawrences art-work---but I think being a friend to all is an even greater achievment! gotta love that girl. Enjoy your summer vacation and hopefully some days you will even get to sleep in.

janet said...

um, not to burst Ryan's bubble or anything but conscientious is not the same as congnialty. Although he is that also....

Heather said...

Congratulations to the graduate! I can't believe she has graduated Kindergarten. She is so cute you are going to have boys all over the place in a few more years.

MommyJ said...

Oh dear, she is so adorable. I think friend to all is the very best thing that a little girl could ever be. :) Constantly thoughtful and sweet, just like her Mama!

I miss you.

Lew said...

I love that everyone knew that particular award was going to Avery. There's no way she would be that way if it wasn't for your example (well, maybe she still would , but I'm sure your example rubbed off). What a sweet teacher to give specific awards like that!

The Arrrrrgalls said...

She looks like she has just grown sooo much in those pics. Especially the pic of her holding her award. Well, way to go Avery!!

julie said...

Congrats Avery! That is know doubt the most suitable award for her! She is sweet and friendly! Avery you are just blossoming into such a beautiful young lady, you look so big! We can't wait to see you all soon!