Thursday, June 04, 2009

Last day of Fifth Grade

Today is Joseph's last day of fifth grade, and last day of elementary school. The school has a nice tradition: Instead of a graduation ceremony, all the fifth graders walk past all the other classrooms at the end of the last day. The other students line the halls and "clap them out." The parents gather at the door of the school and continue clapping until all the 5th graders are outside. Next the children line up by the school bell, an old-fashioned wrought-iron bell near the entrance, and each student takes a turn ringing the bell.

Isn't that a great way to mark the milestone of finishing elementary school?

I took a photo with my phone, but the connection to the computer isn't working... Don't know why???

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