Saturday, May 24, 2008

Austin's Preschool Graduation

Austin's preschool graduation was yesterday. He did such a good job. I am so proud of him. The class sang "Mr. Golden Sun" and "The B-I-B-L-E" and Austin was so adorable up there singing along. He looked shy but had his smile on and just made me so proud. I nearly teared up a couple times while he was up there. He is the smallest boy and the 2nd smallest in his class and was just so stinking cute.

After the graduation I went back to my class to teach and about a 1/2 hour later I get called down to the kindergarten room for a quick meeting of the minds with the principal, K teacher, pre-K teacher, and daycare director. They want us to put Austin in Kindergarten next year. They think he is ready, Joe and I are worried about his maturity but they seem to think he'll be ok. They definitely think he is smart enough. So it looks like we will be going straight to Kindergarten as opposed to young 5's. If by chance it doesn't work out there is nothing wrong with having him do two years of Kindergarten but they are thinking he'll flourish. And they were right in moving him up to the 4 year old program from the 3's back in September. I think he'll be ok, but as always it's nerve-wracking. But honestly, I'm overjoyed that Austin is doing so well. He's thriving! I apparently do not give him enough credit.



15 comments:

sherri said...

OMG too cute!!! The pics are awesome!! He is doing wonderful and he will do great in Kindergarten. WTG Austin!!
~SHERRI~

therealtommix said...

What a special day that was! One thing I've noticed and you can see it in the pictures, Austin is always watching. Watching, observing and I can just hear the wheels turning - he just takes it all in.
Austin Kindergarten next year - WOW!!! WTG Austin!

Amy said...

Dawn,
Austin looks so cute! Congrats on his PreSchool graduation! He is a smart boy and will continue to WOW everyone!!:) Good Job, Austin!!

Dawn said...

Thanks so much girls!! I'm just continually amazed by him and always appreciate every special thing he does!

Jill said...

Dawn, Austin is sooo cute! I love that smile of his!

Did He get a bike??

Dawn said...

Jill - Yep we got him a trike yesterday at Tractor Supply. It is bigger than the trikes at Toys R Us and he is handling it well.

btw - ball practice tomorrow at 5:00 in Reese if you aren't busy and it isn't raining. I think you were already gone when that was officially decided.

Kiera Beth said...

Wow! I love the photos! He is adorable! It looks like he is having so much fun!

I can imagine what a big decision it was to put him in kindergarten in the fall. I am thinking of you!

Dawn said...

Thanks Kiera - You know the decision though not taken lightly by any means was pretty much an "ok, lets try it." We are kind of silly fly by night people. Hopefully it will work out but if not he is still young enough that it won't be horrible to have him repeat K. I just hope I can find him enough elastic pants that are dress code acceptable so he can go to the bathroom by himself. He can't quite do buttons. They're already going to let him slide with the tie shoes. ;)

Kelly said...

Congrats to both of you! Kenz is starting pre-k in the fall at a catholic school here. I can't wait to see her in the little cap and gown! (I hope they do that there) I am sure he will do great in kindergarten too!

Debbie said...

WTG Austin!

Sheila said...

Congrats Austin! He's such a cutie! Kindergarten, WOW! That's awesome! I'm sure he'll do great!

Dawn said...

Thank you so much girls!

Kelly - I know, those cap & gowns are just too much! :)

Jessica said...

Oh My!!!! He's growing to quickly! Yikes! Great job on graduation Austin!

Heather said...

Congrats to Austin! I love the cap and gowns-they are absolutely precious! He is one special little man!!!!!

Dawn said...

Thanks Jess & Heather!