We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to "loop" with our class which means we have our students for two years (Kindergarten and First Grade). When they go 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades, we see them occasionally - maybe in the Dining Room, in the halls or office. Some children come to visit when they pass by our room and test us to see if we remember them. Then all of a sudden, they are big 5th graders. We reunite with them when they are our patrols and watch our Kindergarten and 1st grade students in the morning before school starts and in the afternoon during dismissal. For the first time ever, we decided to have a reunion with our 2009-2011 class. Besides being a very special and memorable class, there were still so many of our students still at our school.
They are not 5 years old anymore. It was such a pleasure to host these kids and relive those beginning years at Chets Creek. We saved pictures of them and some of their writing. They watched a video and laughed at how little they were. It was a real treat hearing their conversations about where they remember sitting and how the chairs are so small. Our little Mall-ards are flying off to middle school and hopefully will return to see us again.