In the girls’ kindergarten class, one student is chosen at random each week to be Student of the Week. Oh man, it is the BIGGEST OF BIG DEALS and that student is celebrated all week.
Ro was chosen back at the beginning of school and marched home triumphantly with the poster ALL ABOUT HER to fill out. I laid eyes on that baby and immediately had HUGE plans! We were going to work on it together, it was going to be a thing of beauty, it would have stunning lettering, perfectly placed photos, glitter accents, stickers, etc. It was going to be lovely... Luckily Ro realized my plans were crap and snuck off to the playroom to complete the poster herself. She told me later exactly which photos she wanted me to print out and I helped her glue them on. And you know what? It didn’t look anything like the other perfectly executed posters the parents helped her classmates with -- it was 100% Ro and 100% wonderful.
Well after Ro’s glory days, Ree waited for her time in the sun. And waited. And waited. And waited. For seven months she waited. Until every single other student in the class had been chosen, and finally, this week it was her turn. When Mrs. T announced that Ree was going to be the student of the week, our girl got a little teary. Not even kidding, I was volunteering that day and saw it.
Here’s her poster – all about fabulous little Ree:
She is walking on air this week. And every time TubaDad or I say something like “And what does the student of the week want for dinner?” or “Would the student of the week like to go play outside?” her eyes just light up.
Congrats to both Ro and Ree, who now have both experienced a week of school stardom.
PS: Ro’s one wish just breaks my heart. Our kitty Mango disappeared in Oct of ‘08, and the girls still sometimes roll down the car windows and call for him, just in case.
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