Graduation! Let’s celebrate all our graduating seniors. Of course, this year our graduates are not going to enjoy the pomp and circumstance celebration they have been looking forward to, due to the lock-down around the country. Coupled with celebrating all our graduates, let’s celebrate all the parents graduating now to be in the school teacher role.
Ben’s mom, Candice Hunter Kennedy, wasn’t entirely upset by her son’s remarks. She herself shared a photograph of the journal entry to Facebook. “Y’all I’m dying!!!” she wrote on Facebook last week, adding that she was particularly amused by “that last sentence.” Thousands of Facebook users agreed with Kennedy in the comments, telling her they found it “so funny,” and assuring her she wasn’t the only parent struggling with homeschooling her kids.
“We are 39 minutes into [non-traditional instruction],” she wrote in a Facebook post on March 16. “Papers are everywhere. Kids are panicking. I am stress-eating while trying to keep it together so the kids can’t see my own panic. Teachers need triple raises ASAP!!”
“Graduations” for elementary school and kindergartens, and even for passing from one school year to the next, have been a development of recent years. Indeed, we’ve all been to enough graduations to know that they’re pretty much all the same. Ceremonies are usually filled with caps and gowns, photos, applause, and speeches.
This all-women’s college tradition, whose purpose was to allow students to essentially leave all their worries behind and just partake in some fun and games outdoors. Back in the day, it was said that the winner of the hoop rolling race was the first to be married. In addition, in the 1980s that was updated to say she would the first to be CEO. Nowadays, she’s the first to achieve her own happiness. That is, after being thrown into Lake Waban by all her classmates.
Started back in 1911, it was originally referred to as the “Great Ring” and then the “Magic Circle.” Basically, the graduates won’t receive their diplomas when they walk the stage. Instead, the diplomas are passed around until everyone receives their own. Sounds like a lot of fun!
Williams College began this tradition back in 1913. Drop a watch from an 80-foot spire, and if the watch breaks, the class will be considered “lucky.” Think it’s for real? Only time will tell.
Love this tradition. UNH’s vendor provides wrinkle-resistant caps and gowns made of recycled plastic bottles. Given the opportunity to donate their gowns to be cleaned and reused, or graduates are still able to keep their caps and tassels as keepsakes, all while helping to save the environment.
Get ready for battle. Unleashing unexpended energy at the end of the semester, students gather on both sides of the campus’ main street with (school approved) foam sabers. At the signal, they charge at each other with their fierce, foam-filled weapons, only to quietly disperse moments later. For those passing by, this random scene is entertaining to say the least.
Honor to our graduates, whether grade school, high school, or college, as well as all the parents who have become teachers!
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