In this year's graduating class from the Pierce Homeschool for the Gifted...
Jacob Pierce has just completed Pre-K and will be moving on to Kindergarten. He wins the award for Best Effort for putting his all into any work he is given. He always wants to take part in any work we're doing, and he wanted to learn to read. He's done great at it!
Most Improved goes to Michael Pierce who is graduating from Kindergarten and moving on to First Grade. He has greatly improved in all areas--especially Reading and Math.
Alexandra Pierce earned an award for Best All-Around Achievement for all of the work she has put into her academics. She takes the material I give her and runs an extra mile, wanting to learn more. She graduates from First Grade to Second Grade.
Audrey of course won the award for Best Baby--what else?
We had our Pierce Graduation Ceremony this evening to culminate our last day of school for the 2006-2007 school year. The affair began this afternoon when the kids decorated cupcakes for the party. I know: usually the guests of honor don't make their own refreshments, but I think the little pastry chefs let this one pass. After finishing their creations, we headed to Chili's for a nice dinner. Then it was back home for the ceremony. They each received a diploma and an award. Of course, they weren't quite as excited about the papers they held in their hands as they were about the sticky mess on their hands from the cupcakes, but they enjoyed both.
For a small affair at home, there wasn't a whole lot of pomp. But under the circumstances, I think this event was a highlight of the day for the kids.