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Class During COVID: West Middleton Elementary School kindergarteners celebrate final days of class

Updated: Jun. 7, 2021 at 3:29 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The young students at West Middleton Elementary School celebrated their final days of class as kindergarteners.

Kindergarten is the year you learn to read, write and do math. The students in Mrs. Amy Blake’s kindergarten classroom not only learned these academic skills this year, but they have learned life lessons along the way.

Students working at West Middleton Elementary School
Students working at West Middleton Elementary School(NBC15)

From an empty classroom and screens at home, to desks and real life interaction, it’s been a school year of transitions.

“How has school been going for you?” Mrs. Amy Blake asks her students. “One thumb up it’s going good, two thumbs up if it’s going great.”

Kindergarteners at West Middleton Elementary spend some of their final days in Mrs. Amy Blake's...
Kindergarteners at West Middleton Elementary spend some of their final days in Mrs. Amy Blake's classroom.(NBC15)

With a year unlike any other, Blake said she was proud in all that they have been able to accomplish.

“Overall I just feel this sense of pride in what I was able to do this year, and what our team and our school was able to do as a whole community, and also with my kids,” said Blake.

Blake’s students shared the sentiment, each sharing a word or phrase with the class on how they would describe the year.

Students at West Middleton Elementary read one word about how they would describe their year as...
Students at West Middleton Elementary read one word about how they would describe their year as a kindergartener.(NBC15)

“My year in kindergarten was fabulous,” student Kendall said.

“My year in kindergarten was great,” student Nolan said.

“My year in kindergarten was super, duper awesome,” said Braxton.

Blake said the end of the year is a celebratory moment, but also bittersweet.

“This group of students has such a special place in my heart, because we just persevered through so much together,” said Blake.

Students spend some of their last days as kindergarteners at West Middleton Elementary School.
Students spend some of their last days as kindergarteners at West Middleton Elementary School.(NBC15)

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