Thursday, May 15, 2014

Aiyana's Kindergarten Graduation

Aiyana's kindergarten graduation was today.  Her school put on a very touching event for the kinder graduates.  They started with a processional, then the principle gave a speech and the kids sang two songs, The Star Spangled Banner and a song about being a first grader.  We have most of the video recording on our camcorder, but we did record a small clip of the recessional so I could include it in this blog.


Singing The Star Spangled Banner...


So adorable...


The boy sitting to the right of Aiyana is Rueben.  At one point in the school year Aiyana said that he was her "boyfriend". I found out that he had a perfect attendance and was on the Principle's Pride list for academic excellence.  I guess if she's going to have a boyfriend at such a young age... She picked a good one.


Recessional (she had her super shy face going on)...




Recessional clip...


I loathe gym lighting so I turned some of these into black and whites to avoid color correcting everything.


Grandma and Grandpa Cummings were there too...


...and Nana


Aiyana with her friend Delilah.  They have been friends since kindergarten started.  Delilah gave Aiyana a graduation balloon and a gift.  Such a sweet gesture.


The Three Amigas... 

Delilah, Alicia & Aiyana.  They hit some teen-like rough patches in the beginning of the year, but they remained friends through it all.


Aiyana's teacher, Ms. Sackett.  Bless her heart... It was her first year teaching and she put up with all of my crazy e-mails.  We couldn't have asked for a more patient and caring teacher.  Aiyana wanted to give her a gift so we went to the store and she picked out earrings for her and then she made her a card that said "Thank you for helping me" on the front and "Thank you for being my first school teacher" on the inside.


She's officially a first grader!


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