March 19 was a day of oxymorons. It was bittersweet, and “Whew” and “Sigh” kept taking turns in my mind. Many were happy, but many were also sad. Parents were also both excited and apprehensive. Especially the Pre-K parents. And that includes me.
So yes, on that Saturday, Raviv has officially “graduated” from preschool (I surmise kindergarten is no longer “preschool” since it’s already required by our DepEd?) Thus the contradicting emotions. As the cliche goes, how time flies.
Look at my little big boy during Gymboree Play & Music Sta. Rosa Preschool’s Moving Up Day, aka the First Annual Gymbo Awards:
Yep, our peg was the Oscar’s! So my son was among the cuties who sizzled on the red carpet.
Walking on the red carpet and striking a pose for the “paparazzi”
Accepting his award from his Teacher Clarice
Posing with his award, the Ravenous Reader Award. The recipient of the award was described by Teacher Clarice as, “Shows outstanding reading skills and passion for reading at such a young age.”
Before the ceremony concluded, Teacher Clarice had such a sweet message for each of her six “graduating” boys. Most of us Pre-K parents were holding back tears, because it’s palpable how much Teacher Clarice loves them. For Raviv, Teacher Clarice advised him to never quench his thirst to learn. She highlighted how much Raviv loves to learn; even when no one else is listening, Raviv is still intently listening to her.
It truly warmed my heart, because that’s what I think is important. Kebs na even if he’s not the smartest in class, as long as his passion to learn is burning inside him. It dawned on me again how great it was that: 1) Raviv went to school as early as 1.5 years old, that during the critical years his brain was stimulated; and 2) Raviv went to a progressive school where he got the idea that learning is fun, as it allowed him to be the active, inquisitive toddler that he was.
Outfit details and kwento:
Familia Ladaga…we are all wearing red of different shades!
- matching coat and slacks: Onesimus
- long-sleeved polo: Blue Zoo by Debenhams
- black leather shoes: Florsheim
Then we looked for the Onesimus boutique outside the department store and voila: they have matching americana in dark gray that’s perfect for Raviv.
(Thank you Luther Abcede for the “red carpet” photos.)