Somehow Alden has come to the end of preschool and will be starting TK (Transitional Kindergarten) next month. It hardly seems possible that two years of preschool is already over. Alden has thrived at school. He was looking at his class picture this morning and reflecting on how much he loves his classmates. In particular, he was missing Sophie, who transferred to another school last fall. He was wishing he could see her again.
We missed Alden's preschool graduation, but his teachers gave us the book that they gave to all the graduates. It's a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go" by Dr. Seuss. In it, there's a certificate that included the question: "what I want to be when I grow up" and Alden answered, "I want to be a daddy when I grow up." He would certainly be a great one.
Each of his teachers wrote something about him:
- "Alden, you will have an amazing time in TK. We will miss your ear to ear smile here. Toodle-loo kangaroo! - Love Denise"
- "Alden, you will love TK. You have grown so much in just a year and a half. - Rainee"
- "Alden, you are going to be amazing in TK. You ask so many good questions and always want to learn. I'll miss your sweet smile. - Deanna"
- "Alden, you've grown a lot these last couple of months. I hope you only grow more throughout the years to come and make many friends along the way. - Robert"
- "Alden, I'm going to miss you sooo much. But, I know you are so ready for your upcoming adventures at TK. I remember when you refused to nap and now you are the first to sleep and the ast awake! LOL! It's been so much fun watching you learn, grow, and play, Alden! Have a great summer. Love, Eramiste"
- "Alden, I can hardly believe how much you've grown since you started at Discovery. You were only two when you arrived and now you are leaving for TK. You are cheerful and love to be silly with your friends. It's so nice to see you running through the yard with your blond hair, smiley face and bright colored clothing. I hope you are always light-hearted and joyful! It's been so nice having you with us, Alden. I hope you love your new school! May you be happy. Joan"