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Kindergarten Kickoff…

August 18, 2008

Last night they held this county wide “Kindergarten Kickoff” at the Children’s Museum in downtown Raleigh.  It was free to the public and we decided to go and check it out since our Abbie starts kindergarten in *gulp* 1 week.

I don’t know what I expected from this free event….but it wasn’t at all what I thought it would be. There was a huge line stretching all the way around the building of families with rising kindergarten kids. When we got inside they warmly welcomed our kindergartner and gave her a “ticket” which she turned in to a table behind the entrance for a free backpack stuffed with school supplies and books, coloring activities etc. along with a t-shirt that read….abcdefgh I’m going to kindergarten!

And it just got better from there….she got to meet several of the PBS TV characters, got to go through a “cafeteria line” and was given a nice dinner. She was able to get on a school bus and sit down for a bit so that she would know what to expect. They had a bookmobile there and a table set up so the kids could sign up for library cards and then check out a book… short it was a fantastic and exciting event for her….and blew us away with how well done it was!

I’m thrilled to live in a city that offers such great resources…..

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