Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Farewell, First Grade!

When we began this amazing homeschooling journey four years ago, my Flynn started Three Year Old Preschool. Today, she finished First Grade. And she loves learning as much today as she did that day so long ago when we started learning her alphabet with the plastic Sesame Street letters I have had since Madison was a baby.

She picked her dress for today, and was actually sad about being finished. We made it a special day for our youngest student. Daddy The superintendent of school surprised us with a special Dairy Queen treat and we celebrated her with some special certificates. Afterwards, I tidied the schoolroom,  packed up my desk, organized her things to be saved, and spent some time looking over her curriculum for next year. Can I tell you how excited that makes me???? And will you still like me if you know that lesson planning is one of my very favorite things in the world??!!

Here are some photos we took today as my baby girl finished First Grade. The older two have a few more weeks before they can call it a year. But they are ready!










Flowers and a card for the teacher. : )


Goodbye First Grade!
Thanks for the memories!

23 comments:

  1. Oh Flynn, you are just as sweet as can be! I can't believe that you've already finished first grade. So happy for you. Now it's time for summer!!!!! Have fun with your puppies and your wonderful family (and Madison coming home).

    Billie Jo, Congratulations to you teacher/mommy. I love your classroom and know that you poured your heart and soul into making it another amazing year for Flynn in that space. Can't wait to see what second grade holds.

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  2. Congratulations to Flynn and teacher on a job well done. Love all of your sweet pictures.

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  3. But, But....she just started kindergarten, smiles. Wow, Billie Jo...time is flying by. smiles.

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  4. Congrats, Flynn! You are beautiful, and I am so proud of you!!!

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  5. Well, that was really sweet to see her acomplishments! How precious the years are of learning and growing...
    May you all have a wonderful summer break!
    Roxy

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  6. Congratulations Flynn and hugs to mama having her baby growing up too fast!!

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  7. Congratulations Flynn! What a great year you had! Now on to second grade! Great job teacher! And how nice to have an "in" with the superintendent of schools : ) Dairy Queen treats are the best! Congrats to all! ♥ xx

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  8. Love her dress by the way! How cute!!!

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  9. My poor little heart can't take it! How is she done with first grade?! And no judgement, I would LOVE lesson planning like woah. But the actual teaching part wouldn't go so well. Congratulations and good work Flynn! Have a happy wonderful summer!

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  10. How sweet! There are 3 1/2 days of school left for us. Then we will begin our homeschool adventures with Megan as a 6th grader! Enjoy summer break.

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  11. She is just darling, Billie Jo....and she is a BIG SCHOOL GIRL now! Hard to believe how fast the years fly by, isn't it?
    Hope you have a wonderful summer off with your kids! xo Diana

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  12. Flynn is so sweet in her special dress after finishing first grade! What a special day you planned for her. I love you included an ice cream treat. Have a nice summer with your children, Billie Jo. ♥

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  13. Oh my Gosh!! Flynn's dress is perfect and she looks so sweet wearing it! Your classroom is adorable, it's no wonder she loves learning and it doesn't surprise me a bit that you love lesson planning - you are so organized and detailed in all you do. She's so lucky to have you as a mom and a teacher! I wonder if our superintendent of our school would treat the kids to Dairy Queen haha.....NOT haha

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  14. Congratulations Flynn! How exciting!! time to enjoy your summer :-)

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  15. Billie Jo, oh my, she is growing so quickly! Congratulations Flynn! I loved homeschooling and I can tell that you do too, Billie Jo. Your children are blessed. xo

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  16. Congratulations to Flynn! I have a question, will she make her First Communion next year and how does that work with homeschooling? Just curious, my granddaughter made hers a few weeks ago and there were children from public school included.

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  17. Time just goes by entirely too fast. She is precious, as are all your children, and I applaud you in being a great teacher. Congratulations of sweet Flynn.

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  18. She looks so grown up in these pictures!!!! We've got a couple more weeks of school and we are done as well. Enjoy your summer, Flynn!!!

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  19. Congratulations Flynn!!! She is such a cutie!!! I love ALL of your pictures!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Please tell Flynn Congratulations!!! How awesome that she loves to learn! She just is darling in that little blue dress holding her rosary. Have a wonderful summer!!! Hugs. Juli

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  21. Awe!!!! How sweet she looks :) Way to go, Flynn! So proud of your hard work! And Billie, I'm thrilled with how well you love homeschooling!!! On our hardest days, I have no regrets. None. Zero. Zilch.

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  22. Hi Billie Jo!

    How precious! Flynn is just as cute as she can be, and I can tell that she is very proud as well. When my youngest daughter was in kindergarten, a friend and I decided that we would teach our children, instead of send them on a long bus ride with teenagers . . . eeekkk! It was so much fun, and we had other parents join in as well. We ended up with 5 girls and 5 boys - it was a blast, and something that I will never forget. Good for you teaching your kids at home. I love that you can teach them the things that are important to you, and you are with them, spending precious time with them, I just love it!

    Hugs,
    Barb

    P.S. I loved planning lessons too!!

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