Fabulous 5th grade - do you remember when your kids were in 5th grade - I do and I don't, but I do remember they did not have something called Chocolate Day, because my grandson just had it, and if my kids had had it - I WOULD HAVE REMEMBERED.
About 6 weeks ago the teacher gives out Chocolate Day packets. Now the GS has heard about chocolate day since kindergarten. It's only for 5th graders.
The packet handed out had so much paper in it I could just imagine the trees being cut down for the (stupid) project. Worth 270 points to some subject. And if they didn't get an A, B , or C they didn't participate. Six children didn't make it.
Well if you want to know anything about chocolate - ask me now while my memory is fresh.
I know all about cocoa beans, Milton Hershey, Hershey, PA, I've helped invent a new chocolate candy and made 30 of them, a new machine to make chocolate, reports upon reports, stories, and so forth.
I ask you why? You know the parents did a lot of it. We did - of course we made the GS do it with us. But we worked hours and hours on chocolate. We ate our far share too.
They did have chocolate day - ate 30 pieces of chocolate or could - and came home over dosed. They had a chocolate fountain too! They had a ball. This was the first event towards graduation from 5th grade.
My daughter and I are room mothers - since she works I do most of it. I have done it for 5 of the 6 years. One year I was copy grandma. I think a lot of the parents work these days.
However the teacher likes it and it is a way to get involved in your child's school life.
So on to the rest of the activities for the end of the year. I went to the committee for graduation exercises. My goodness the gals in the PTA are serious contenders for power. I'm just a helper. They have planned this for years and it is a tradition so they know what to do and let me tell you - it is a big deal.
The next day is the presentation and talks. They have a slide presentation that we send in their kindergarten picture in and they will match it to his 5th grade picture. Awards. My guy has never been tarty in 6 years so he knows he'll get that - so we'll see.
Then they get to sit down and we serve them lunch dressed in black pants and white shirts. Sounds like fun.The last day of school - the last 20 minutes they will take a walk around the school - two times and say goodbye to their old teachers and siblings and say goodbye to school.
Grandma is going to cry.He says he won't, but I bet he will!
"Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forrest Gump
How true is that? Right?