As of tomorrow I will have had the opportunity to enlighten the minds of my students for 180 days.
Yep, you got it tomorrow is the last day of school, for students, that it.
While part of me is so excited that I am lacking the words to express my joy, I am blue, as well.
I have been provided the opportunity to work with and whiteness my school babies grow and develop and learn for 100 and 80 DAYS! So many amazing things have occurred in this time.
When you work with someone for that long they tend to become a part of you. No, they are not my children, but I am their teacher.
I care about them and love them and think of them often.
When they succeed I cheer them on.
When they don't understand I explain, and re-explain until I am blue in the face and I will even do it again until they get it. That's my job and that's what I love to do.
I comfort them when they need some support.
I nudge them when they are just idling along and encourage them to always strive for the best and not to stop until they succeed.
Yes, tomorrow marks the end of the year.
I am looking forward to a much needed break.
A part of me will be breaking inside as I watch them
out my door and onto 2nd grade.
May they hold onto all that they have learned this year and may they remember how much I care!