Matt's teacher, Mrs. Cecelia Granholm is retiring at the end of this school year. She has been teaching 32 years! I did my student teaching in first grade and can remember getting to know Cecelia during that time. She was a kindergarten teacher then too and I thought to myself that if I ever had a child she is the kindergarten teacher I would request. Little did I know eighteen years later she would teach my son. She is an excellent teacher, creative and really motivates these kids to learn. This year has been such a blessing. I am sad that she is leaving and Matt won't get to have her in the first grade since this is a multi-age classroom, but I am sure they will put a great teacher in her place. Friday we had a little surprise retirement celebration for her. It was a great party and the children were actually able to keep it a secret. We all gave money for a gift for her. It was a pretty initial platter that she had been wanting. Mrs. Ross our assistant put together a little scrapbook made by the kids. It was really cute! I know Mrs. Ross was exhausted because she had taken care of every detail! Another mother made the cake. Not only was it really cute but delicious, too. A fun time was had by all! Here are a few pictures I took with my phone.