And that brings us to Thursday, Team Spirit Day. Of course he donned his Oregon Duck jersey Brady got him for his birthday - perfection! He also borrowed Brailey's Oregon Duck socks. She borrows his socks all the time, so it was a nice for him to be able to borrow hers. And she was very gracious about it. It was a proud parenting moment, to tell you the truth. I love their sweet hearts! And now it is over, and the last Spirit Week Britt will have as a grade school boy. Bittersweet, that. But it was a good and successful one, so what can we say but HOORAY!
And that brings us right up to yesterday, Monday, where the entire fifth grade gave their presentations on the state they had researched, made floats for and wrote a speech about. Britt was incredibly nervous to give his speech. He practiced it over and over and over again, and guess what? All that hard work paid off! He totally nailed his presentation when it really counted, in front of his teachers and fellow fifth graders. Brady and I were able to go, because it was in the morning before he left for his travels, and we were both so proud of Britt we could hardly stand ourselves! He is an excellent speaker! He had most of it memorized, and made lots of eye contact with his audience and had wonderful expression in his voice. His props were well-executed, and he delivered his catch-phrases in Arnold Schwarzenegger's accent perfectly! He looked like a celebrity in Brady's Ray Bans (which, ironically, are made in California!). Brady and I would have liked to stay the entire day to see all the presentations, because they were so interesting. This class is so blessed to have these two amazing teachers!
Afterwards, we were treated to a super cool song about our nation. It was a fun little tune and they did a wonderful job singing it. It was a very special day for all these kiddos, and showed them that hard work pays off. They all learned about being successful, yesterday, because all of them did a great job. They will use this experience in their futures, no doubt about it. Muy bien!