Finn’s fifth grade promotion ceremony was a beautiful morning on the first of June. We got there early to get a decent seat and the kids were pretty cute milling around all dressed up.
When the ceremony started, they walked in in pairs.
And then went to their rows.
Several of the kids who had leadership roles spoke. Then they gave out the only award, the Fifth Grade Role Model award, which is given to two students as voted on by their peers. Finn and a classmate named Riley were the winners.
It’s meant to be a surprise, and it sure was for us! No one had tipped us off (although his teacher later told me that she wanted to!) and I didn’t even remember that they gave out this award. We were so proud of Finn!
Riley’s mom sent me a fabulous picture of the winners after the ceremony.
Then it was time for Principal Althouse to hand out the certificates.
Luckily my friend Karen had a better vantage point than I did and got a nice shot of Finn’s face.
Then hugs from the teachers.
And then it was over and they marched out.
I managed to get a photo of Finn with his teacher, Ms. Corti, and Principal Althouse, who was celebrating his last fifth grade promotion ceremony as he is leaving Fairmeadow for a new school in Marin County.
And one with a photobomb by some friends, Gabby, Gillian, and Sayori.
We also got one of the newly minted sixth grader with his parents.