Lots of activities surround the end of the school year…and many opportunities for photos. Here’s just a sampling of what life was like the last week of school:
Becca’s class recited the Shema at the last chapel of the year. The Shema is the Hebrew prayer from Deuteronomy that is recited by Jews every morning and every evening. Becca learned how to say it in Hebrew with her whole class and it was awesome to hear!
“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Ask Becca to recite it for you sometime…we’ll see if she remembers. In the meantime, here’s the video:
Becca’s class also had an annual kickball game against one of the third grade classes. It ended in a tie, but that tradition, if it’s going to continue without so much stress, pressure, and angst…needs a ref!
It was raining, of course…but the kids & teachers were tough! Us parents all just stood under the big trees.
Getting kicking tips from the principal.
Becca’s class also had a luau as their Reading Party – for having accomplished all the reading goals the entire year!
The morning of Sarah’s last day of 8th grade.
Elise’s last day of Kindergarten! First grade, here she comes!!
Sarah, Elise, & I were done with school a day before everyone else, so we went out for coffee & hot chocolate to celebrate!
Saying goodbye to another one of the best teachers ever…Bethany grew, learned, and matured so much under her amazing leadership and care. Thanks, Mrs. Van!
The last day of school brought lots of tears to this second grade classroom. Miss K is well-loved and it was hard to say good-bye. Good thing she’ll be around next year so Becca and her friends can go visit!
It was a great school year and we are looking forward to an awesome summer. By the time mid-August rolls around, I’m sure we’ll be ready for school again, though!