The last day of school blew in cool and breezy this morning. Of late Junior has been somewhat wistful about the end of third grade. Last night he made some cards for a few teachers and brought out every single box of art supplies before deciding on his format: watercolor pencils and construction paper.
Junior's class spent the past month writing and illustrating their own picture books. The children worked really hard, revising many times in some cases. I was very impressed by all of the books; we parents heard a number of them read aloud by the authors in small groups recently. Junior's and several others' stories were about extra terrestrials.
Each book had a dedication page, and Junior's read: "To anybody who has crash-landed in a spacecraft."
That's my boy! Happy beginning of summer, everyone.