Kirsa's 3-year-old preschool graduation party was today! The kids sang songs and then we had a potluck brunch together. It was fun, and Kirsa did an amazing job participating, singing, and being calm up in front of all the parents and grandparents, despite a classmate with special needs who was quite unnerved by the whole experience and pretty distracting, and the teacher's assistants' inability to get the CD player to work for several minutes partway through their show.
I believe her classmates from left to right here are: Christopher, Macie, ?, Peyton, Leon/Deon, Kirsa of course, then DJ, ?, Emory, and Alistair. I don't remember ever seeing the little boy in the red shirt before, and I definitely should remember the other boy's name, but I don't.
I had Ingrid with me and she was incredibly good and sat still on the chair next to me the entire time while I juggled the camera and videocamera.
She also brought home a nice book of her "work" and pictures of her activities throughout the year. I took pictures of several of the pages.
After her bestie Noelle dropped out of the program partway through the year, I didn't hear a lot about friends from Kirsa at the end of each preschool day, except for her friend Macie and more recently about Alistair, so those seem to be the kids she played with the most during the second half of the year.
Kirsa will attend four-year-old preschool in our new town next year, and then the preschool years will be over and she'll be off to Kindergarten! She loved preschool this year and it was fun to watch her enjoy it so much!