Wednesday, May 20, 2009
If You're Happy And You Know It, Clap Your Hands
The rain that has blessed us for weeks now moved out and the sun shone brightly for the Head Start graduation this morning. Some of the YesterUkes were on stage at the amphitheater, as part of the ceremony. We had fun leading over 400 people in singing a few children's songs to open the program. It is always a treat for us to spend time with young children.
These kids were excited to be celebrating the end of the school year. We were excited to be included in this milestone in these young lives. We were already on stage as the buses arrived, and we watched as 160 children entered the amphitheater. Proud parents and grandparents looked on as the classes took their places. Then everyone eagerly joined in as we sang.
This was the largest audience the YesterUkes have played for. These preschool children, all smiles as they clapped along in rhythm with each song, made it fun for us, too. We wish them well next year as they move into kindergarten!