Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sam's Kindergarten Graduation

 Sam, the Graduate!

 my sweet, silly Sam!

 The graduating class

 Sam receiving his diploma

All done!

Each year our local homeschool graduation exercises are a special event.  The current kindergartners open the program with a couple of songs and Bible verses.  This year, each child was asked to recite a verse he had learned.  We memorize a lot of Scripture here at our house, so I asked Sam which verse he would like to quote at his graduation ceremony.  He thought for a moment and then said,
"Keep your tongue from evil." 
Psalm 34:13
At first I thought about encouraging him to chose something a little bit longer.  I mean, he knows a lot of Scripture.  But then I decided that if he stuck with something short and simple, he would have a less chance of forgetting or messing up!  The rest of the children did choose longer passages--things like Psalm 23 and the Lord's Prayer.  However, Sam did a super job!  He quoted his passage loud and clear, and he did not stumble over a single word!

I am a little bit sad that my youngest child is completing kindergarten.  But, time just keeps marching on!  Next year I will have a 12th grader and a 1st grader, and a few grades in between.  I will be finishing homeschool with my oldest child and beginning with my youngest.  That is hard to think about!


  1. That is so sweet!! We don't have anything like that here, but it is CUTE!

  2. We were really proud of Sam and all the cute kindergarten graduates reciting their memory verses!