I'm going to share a little bit of what they do to say goodbye to the students that will be leaving kita (daycare). Or at least, what they did at ours.
At 9 am they had a big breakfast set up for the whole class. This was only for the kids, so I don't have any pictures of that. Avi tells me they set up a really really long table and there was a lot of food, she ate cheese on bread with butter, and grapes.
They asked us to arrive at 1 to pick them up. we were waiting outside and once all the parents were there they started.
They named the child, announced what grade they are going to, said they were going to miss him/her, and then "kicked them out" of the day care.
The teachers from this group have an album that the parents of the kids who are leaving can put whatever they want in it, There was some very creative ones before us, so it took us a while to decide what to do, and after looking through pinterest I worked around the ideas of: "thanks for helping us grow/we can now fly unto our next adventure" sort of thing.
She had her first day of kindergarten(/pre-school) today,
Stay tuned for a post on that.