The end of May is filled with end-of-school activities, and we were blessed to be invited to two Grandparents Day events for our Ohio grandkids.
On Monday, the day we met her baby sister Ada, our kindergartener Lucy was excited for us to come to her first Grandparents Day.
Lucy and her second-grade brother Abram are fortunate to have a brand-new elementary school building this year.
Miss Lucy Pearl (front row with the biggest, brightest SMILE!) was so excited to see us!
All the kindergarteners sang one of my favorite songs, "You Are My Sunshine." I think the children had it backwards, though...THEY are OUR sunshines!
She gave us a tour of her classroom...this is where she sits and the book she made.
Her teacher...who is a sub for a sub for her original teacher. There have been lots of transitions in her classroom during the year. Thankfully, Lucy is smart and able to go with the flow!
We did some activities with her in the school cafeteria...
Quite the animated little tour guide...
Their new library...very open concept...
She was clearly THRILLED that the 3 of us were there!
After an hour of fun with the grandparents, the kiddos were off for the rest of their morning routine.
Then just 2 days later, I headed south again for Abram's Grandparents Day event.
Big smile when he spotted us in the audience made the 2-hour trip totally worth it!
Abram is SO adorable!!! He told his Momma Kara that he wanted to dress up for it and traded in his casual clothes for the button-up shirt and tie.
Abram's 2nd-grade classroom... Second grade is special to me, as that is the grade I taught years ago.
His classroom locker...
Outside his classroom, Abram was selected with a handful of other children for a citizenship award Pancake Breakfast honoree.
Abram's teacher Mrs. Hale...
We got to take Abram to the Book Fair.
This was a very clever move on the part of the school...you know what suckers grandparents are to buy things for their grandkids!
Abram had already picked out the books he wanted...Pokemon and rocks, two of his favorite things!
Abram is an excellent reader, well ahead of his grade level. He chose a book about bats to read to us...and we all learned a few new bat facts!
Sharing his new books with his classroom friends...I can tell Abram has natural leadership qualities as the other children seem to be drawn to him. Everyone is Abram's friend...
...but this is his best classroom friend, Justin.
A little photo-op to end the morning.
Great times shared with Lucy and Abram...
...two Grandparents Days.