This past Monday, the kindergarten where I sometimes teach English held their annual graduation ceremony. The day found me reflecting wistfully on my own childhood. My own Kindergarten photo is below. Can you tell where I am? (Incidentally, I think you can click on the image to see an enlarged copy.)
If memory serves me correctly, my own passage from Kindergarten to first grade was fairly mundane — no special ceremonies or over-the-top celebrations.
However, true to form, the Kindergarten where I work pulls out all the stops for events like this. It’s really impossible to convey how impressive this event is. It’s one of those “you had to be there” moments. I took the best of my video footage and snapshots to put together a 5-minute video of the event from my perspective. I’m really thrilled at how it turned out, since it’s my first experience with video-editing. (Of course I had a good teacher in my husband!)
Mike says it’s a “tear-jerker”… at any rate, it’s really cute. Incidentally, if you get a chance to view the video, please pay attention to the large group chant. I’m not kidding when I say the students were doing this for 10-15 minutes straight! I recorded the entire portion that they spoke in English, since it was directed to my co-workers and I and was particularly touching. Enjoy!
Excellent job with the video, Jen! But I’d expect no less. Bravo!
I say you’re in the back row, second from the right. Well, third if you include the more mature female. :o) Am I close?
You can see the year numbers in the reflection on the floor.
-Tim Milligan, who got your blog link from Jon Barnes when you posted some hilarious Engrish signs.
Oh my goodness Jen, That was amazing! No kidding, it’s a tear jerking. Mine were jerked and I was there!! I’m going to refer my friends to your site to watch it, if that’s okay.
And I think you’re on the top row, 2nd from the right.
That smirk was a dead give away. That’s a Jen look.
Thanks for sharing!