Friday, June 24, 2011

The Graduate!

Summer not only signifies the beginning of a fun filled vacation, it also represents change, growth, a wistful reminder of how kids grow up so fast, or that time's ticking and it’s only a matter of time before they move out. What I mean is summertime means graduation time. I’m not sure how it was when we were kids, but today, graduation ceremonies are not just for high schools or colleges. Abhay’s pre-school had its graduation day today and our little boy received his 'diploma' (Seriously, that was what they called it!) along with the rest of the class of 2011 from Angels Academy, Beaverton! 

So today, I read “Happy Graduation” by Margret Mcnamara and illustrated by Mike Gordon, a Level 1 in the Ready-to-read series. Its graduation day in school and  Michael is up early with his dog Cookie. As Michael puts on his graduation gown and cap, Cookie is not left behind. He is also seen sporting a cap and gown. As they get to school, Michael puts Cookie on leash and heads into his classroom where all the kids are busy getting ready for the big day. With all the parents present, the kids cannot wait to take their positions on stage. As the little graduates line up to receive their diplomas, they hear a dog bark only to realize that Cookie has gotten loose and that too with a gown! As the gown clad dog threatens to ruin their most awaited day, the first graders team up and work together to avert the disaster in a manner that makes both their teachers and parents proud and proves just why they deserve to celebrate their “graduation day”!! Congratulations to my little graduate!!!


  1. Dear Master Abhay,
    Congratulations! on your graduation .
    You look woderful in your graduation dress wearing hood and certificate in your hand.
    Yours loving,

  2. Divya,
    Achhu looks very cute He looks little nervous may be he is serious as he has to go to higher claAmmass!