Every week when we go to church we go to the kiosk and check the kids into their rooms. Nicholas enters the info and Rachel hits the print button. The computer generates a name tag for each of them with codes on the tags and it also prints parents tickets with the matching codes on them. When we pick up the kids after service, the children's ministry workers match up our codes with the codes on our kids' name tags.
Well, this weekend was Promotion Weekend at church so kids move up to the room of the next grade level they will be entering in the fall. Rachel will be in 1st grade and Nicholas will be in 6th. He is a big Middle Schooler now so the computer didn't let us check him in to his room. As a 6th grader, he just goes to the room and checks himself in. He was a little startled and somewhat nervous about his newly found independence.
Rachel enjoyed getting to take over all of the check-in process herself and hers is the only name tag printed.
Wow! We are entering the world of middle school and I'm excited and nervous all at the same time!