Thursday, June 4, 2009

Official Start of Summer

We finished up the school year this week. On Monday, we went to Jack's end of the year program at school. I have several pictures but there are so many other kids in them I decided to just post this one of my kids.The 3 year old theme was "He's Still Working On Me". They did sing that and "God Made Me". They said 3 scripture verses and one little poem. Very cute.

On Tuesday, the awards at the elementary school.
Gabe: All A Honor Roll for 4th 9 weeks, All A Honor Roll for the year, Reading Award (highest number of Accelerated Reader points=272), Citizenship Award, 1st place ribbon in Field Day Football Throw, and 2nd place ribbon in Field Day Football Punt

Zane: All A Honor Roll for 4th 9 nine weeks, All A Honor Roll for the year, Reading award (highest number of Accelerated Reader points not sure how many), participation ribbon for Field Day (they don't compete until 3rd grade)
So we came home with loads of medals and prizes.

The last day of school was celebrated on Thursday at 11:00. I did get to go up and share the excitement of the last day. I love hearing all the kids streaming down the hall and out the door into the excitement of summer. My children woke up to t-shirts designed and made by mom.
They loved them and wore them to school. It was raining, as it has been for days, but that really didn't slow us down much. The plan was to swim. But because of the rain and thunderstorms we couldn't. I put this banner up before the kids got home and as we drove by they could read "Welcome to Summer."
After school we went to our favorite pizza place, Pizza Inn, and had pizza with dad. Then we signed Zane and Gabe up for football. We spent about an hour in the library picking out movies and reading books on the floor. We did bring a few books home. The kids' goal for reading is 21 hours so we plan to get lots of books throughout the summer.
Our neighbors and dear friends from through the wood, Julie and Johnny, came over after dark. The kids played a loud and wild game of dodge ball in the living room while they were here. They went home and told their mom they could see why I needed a night out every once in a while. LOL
We are working on a list of summer activities and things we want to work on through the next 3 months. I also made a Summer Boredom Blasters Jar with loads of activities that we can pick out when we don't seem to have anything else (which won't happen often).

Yesterday was our organizing and cleaning up day. We all worked on the house all morning. It was raining again. After we finished, we played a game of Hide and Seek. It was really fun. That lasted for about 1 hour.
So we are ready for our summer fun to begin. And it did this morning. I will post about that tomorrow.


Marian said...

Can I come to your house for the summer?!? I loved the shirts and the banner~ I can't believe Gabe is going into the 5th grade!!!

the Nebraskans said...

you are an awesome mom!