I’ve had a bunch of friends post cute photos on Facebook of their little ones in mini caps and gowns for their kindergarten graduations, so I know there are some schools that do it. But it seems to be more the exception, not the norm. Actually, I was kind of surprised at how few school programs there were this year — you know, like holiday concerts or plays or other school assemblies that parents and grandparents could attend. Buddy’s class is having a picnic next week that parents are invited to, so perhaps that will serve as a graduation stand-in. And I’m guessing the concerts and plays will pick up as he gets older.
But I’m curious: do schools today just not do this sort of thing anymore? Is it a funding issue? A public school thing? Or are times just “different” now?
Parents, tell me: Did your child’s school have a kindergarten graduation or ceremony? If not, did you do anything to commemorate the last day?