Wednesday, May 26, 2010

School Days: Purple Room

Today was Maddie's last day in the Purple Room. What a joy it has been to watch her grow, change, and mature over the past nine months. At two years old, she seemed so big yet when I look back over the monthly photos I realize just how much she's grown! Now Maddie is three years old, fiercely independent, kind, smart, friendly, compassionate, and a joy to be around.

I was prepared for tears on the first day of school, though I managed to hold it together throughout drop-off. I was NOT prepared for tears today, but at pickup I saw Mrs. Sims, the head teacher, down on her knees hugging her students goodbye, tears streaming down her face, and I lost it. I cried for the next twenty minutes, on and off, thanking God for an amazing year in my daughter's life.

The head teacher, Mrs. Sims, had this to say about Maddie in a note she handed me today: "Even at such a young age, Maddie draws people to herself. She includes all the children and is always the first one to reach out if someone is sad or playing by themselves. Maddie is so bright and she is interested in everything we learn in the Purple Room. She loves to sing and share her Maddie perspective on life!"

If that isn't Miss Maddie to a T. We are so proud of our Purple Room graduate! Enjoy the pictures, starting with her last day, ending with her first, and piecing together each month in between.

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

1 comment:

mel @ the larson lingo said...

this post brought tears to my eyes (and Kate hasn't even started preschool yet!!). I am so glad Maddie had such a great year in the Purple Room. I can't WAIT for next year in the Yellow Room! It is going to be so fun!
p.s. I couldn't see the slideshow for some reason.