We had Cassie's grade 6 ceremony on Thursday morning.
They started by coming in with either a handbell or a candle, and handed them off to the grade 5 students. Like the passing of the torch, I suppose. It was a pretty cool moment for them.
What really knocked me on my sentimental butt was when Cassie was standing at the door, waiting for her turn to walk in (she was last). A woman behind me, whom I didn't know, said to the person she was sitting with "Man, I love that kid!". That was MY kid she was talking about. Sometimes it can be an amazing moment to see your child through someone else's eyes. This was one of those times.
The girl on Cassie's right is the daughter of the woman who loves my Cassie.
When the kids got called up to get their gift from their teachers, Cassie got a huge applause, and cheering and yelling. And it wasn't just from her Dad! She has only been at this school for three years, but has obviously made a good impression with many people. She is a good student and a good person! I was so proud!
She was having a happy/sad moment at the end. All of her friends are going to a different school than her for Junior High. Cass will be going to a sports school. For many with would be fine, but our kids, because we tend to move every few years, have had to do a lot of that. It would have been nice for her to go into Junior High having some friends. Junior High is hard enough as it is.
Congratulations Cassie!! Have fun in grade 7! And keep working hard!