Kindy graduation

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Kindy graduation
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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 10:12am

My fourth child just *graduated* from kindy, but this is my first experience with it.

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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 9:47am

Exactly.

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Registered: 03-27-2000
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:56am

How does an eighth grade graduation trivialize a "real" graduation? I don't think it's necessary to have an eighth grade graduation and I have never even been to one. My middle school was only 7th and 8th grade so having a ceremony for 8th grade would have been a little weird and unnecessary. However, my kids will have one when they finish eighth grade. I honestly don't see the big deal. My kids' school goes from K-8 grade. Many of the kids then go their separate ways to various high schools. As long as the ceremony isn't over the top, I don't think it's going to trivialize their "real" graduation at all. Having some sort of recognition for the kids, most of whom have been together for nine years of education, is not going to at all compete with the ceremony they will have four years later when they finish high school. Does high school graduation trivialize college graduation? Hardly, at least IMO. They were two very different ceremonies, and I imagine my kids' 8th grade graduation will be a very different type of ceremony than either of those.

That being said, I don't think kindergarten graduation ceremonies are necessary.

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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:09am
Not puss, but for me, it's not the 8th grade graduation, in and of it's self, but it's all of the *graduations* that take place before the *real* one.
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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:13am
But what is the real one? Because honestly, I had two - high school and college. The high school one certainly didn't diminish my college one. And truthfully, I think it depends on the type of ceremony. The one at my kids' school doesn't seem like it would at all impact their feelings about their high school graduation. They are really two different types of ceremonies celebrating two very different things.
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Registered: 10-22-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 12:12pm

But what is the real one?


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Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 6:02pm

It's not done at all here and I'm really glad.


I know people get contentious about these things, but I think it's really silly to honor the smallest milestones with ceremonies.


We have a slide show at the end of 5th grade, before the move to middle school, and then a ceremony at the end of 8th grade. They don't hand out diplomas--it's more a celebration that the kids are moving up to the high school, which is right across the parking lot.


The first actual graduation ceremony is when high school ends.

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Fri, 06-18-2010 - 1:10am
Right. That. I'm just going to park my ditto with you.

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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 2:25pm

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That makes more sense to me. I think it's fine to celebrate educational milestones, but a "real" graduation involves (IMO) receiving a workforce-recognized diploma, degree, or certification.












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Registered: 05-27-1998
Sat, 06-19-2010 - 3:11pm
"Workforce-recognized?" Ooh, I like this definition! That's what I was getting at, but your definition is much more succinct.

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