Katherine's school (and mine), like all other schools in Kansas, is struggling with the huge budget cuts imposed by the state legislature. In order the save money, thay began a "compacted" schedule in January. Everyone stayed in class longer each day so that we could get out earlier at the end of the year. The end was today. Yup, May 6th was the last day of school! Isn't that absurd? We already know that all of next year will be compacted, so Kate doesn't go back to school until after Labor Day. Her class counted this week and she has 133 days off. That's 4 whole months!
Katherine was a little sad to be done with school. She loves the structure and routine and social opportunities of school and she adores Mrs. Creamer. She has had such a fabulous year and has grown so much. I am so glad that we made the decision to send her to my school/district instead of the school down the street. Mrs. Creamer and her class have been a perfect fit.
This afternoon, we had an all-school Play Day. There were all sorts of games and contests set up and each class rotated through them. It was hot and windy and the water games felt good. Katherine and I came home sweaty and exhausted, but we had a great time. Kate is VERY excited that she is now a 1st grader!