Here are some photos from years past.
I'm such a sappy sentimentalist.
Walker Families are the best!
Beginning of the year - they grow so much!
Sophia, Hailey, and Ashlan showing their University of Arizona Wildcat spirit in 2014!
Studying worms is GREAT when you're 5 and 6!
Little words can mean very big things.
Kindergarten is serious business!
One Book Character Day, Miss Viola Swamp was the substitute teacher . ;)
We have a Book Character Costume Parade every February. That's Viola Swamp (me!) leading some characters from 2011 while Ms. Frizzle twirls on the basketball court - and where is Waldo?
Waiting to come in to class and more than ready to learn! These kids aren't munchkins any more. This photo is from 2002!
Time for learning games when work is done. This beautiful girl is Asia in 2009.
Kindergartners wear nametags and ride up front where the bus drivers keep a careful watch over them. Jacob, Carson, and Evan were fast friends in 2008 - and still are today!
Life is pretty cool when the principal lifts you up to the Big Kids' monkey bars! Ty made all the way across - no problem!
Oh, to be young again!
This munchkin is doing some serious addition work. She's counting on her fingers AND toes! You gotta love kindergarten!
Jesse in 2009 - making an AB pattern early in the year.
The kids perform a show for Halloween. Here's the 2013 kids with their Halloween Alphabet letters. "A is for Apples that hang from the strings."
Guess who had the job of Calendar Kid that week? This proud boy!
We pair the kids up with Big Kid buddies and they are Big Heroes to us!
In the computer lab - this is what computers used to look like back in 2009! Computers have changed, but the smiles have not.
Put down that camera and read to us!
Santa finds us every year!
The dress up boards are from the 60s but the kids were from 2014-15. They love these old things!
We go to the Pumpkin Patch every October.
We go to the Reid Park Zoo every May.
Did I mention that kindergarten is AWESOME? This is Liam and Gabby in 2009
Reading and writing up a storm!
Learning important stuff - how to play the Giggle Game. I dare you not to laugh!
These kids loved making their rodeo horses almost as much as riding them!
Renee, Brooke, and Mark loved planting seeds in 2006. This was actually a science experiment where the kids compared how fast their lima beans would grow when they were soaked in water first, nicked first, or just grown regularly.
It was a hot August day, but that spiderweb called to them!
"Look at us swing, Mrs. Powers!"
Time for a snack!
And they touch your heart forever, too.
Fun in the sandbox - wearing our field trip shirts and some fancy sunglasses!
The 2015 kindergarten promotion ceremony - up on stage and so excited!
Some recently promoted and beautiful young ladies. May 2015
Over the summer, "old kids" and their families join me every Friday at Nanini Library.
The "old kids" get older, but no less fun!