Summer has officially arrived.
I’m looking forward to relaxing on the patio with Ace, and to be honest, to catch up on my sleep 🙂
Not that I want to start thinking of this fall and my next school year, but it is a school year that will bring many exciting changes. It is going to bring a new position: 8th grade Language Arts (!) and it will bring the end of chemo, (hopefully!!).
And as I’m enjoying one of my first official days of summer break, listening to a thunderstorm boom outside my living room windows, and catching the occasional snore of Ace beside me, it makes me a little sad to think I won’t be teaching 5th grade in the fall.
It was an amazing experience, which taught me A LOT about myself as a person and educator.
So, here’s to you…
To my precious, wild, fun-loving ten-year-olds:
You all have taught me many life lessons. Lesson that I promise to always remember.
I now know I should never take myself too seriously. Even in the thick of an important lesson you crazy bunch kept me on my toes. You guys always had ways to make me smile & giggle; you reminded me of the ‘bigger picture’ in life and being a teacher.
You have taught me that the passion for learning is still alive. No matter the lesson or project introduced in class, you fifth graders would embrace it, soak it in, and make me feel like I had prepared the most engaging lesson in the world. Thank you for making my words feel so important.
I have never received so many ‘good-bye’ hugs at the end of a school year. Ever. I’m still watery eyed, thinking of how much each one of you mean to me, and I promise each one of those hugs will stay close to my heart.
I can’t wait to have all of you in my classroom again in 8th grade. My hopes for each one of you are to keep the compassion you have for one another, to stay true to yourself, and never take life too seriously.
I can’t wait for the future & what it brings for us together 🙂