Penn's last day of 5th grade was a whirlwind of celebration and goodbyes. The crossing guards dressed up as super heroes one last time. (We have the best crossing guards/volunteer dads ever.) The first student walked up and gave a speech with tears in her eyes and it was pretty much over for all of us. The students gave amazing speeches. The classes walked up to the stage and were acknowledged for their accomplishments. They recited poetry and sang songs and it all carried the feeling of something both close and quaint and magnificent. When school was out for the last time at Lakewood Elementary, there were more speeches and tears and gifts and a parade of decorated cars to honk out the last of elementary school.
Penn's class is really a lovely group of people. It was never more evident as it was on this last day.