Alternatively titeled: schools out for summer!!
We made it. I cannot believe it.
180 days...9.5 months...19 kids...2 teachers
We all survived! We all learned! We did it! In all honestly though, I'm going to miss this.
I go back and forth between being ecstatic that it's summer vacation and sadness. This was my first class. They made me a teacher. They pushed me to the brink some days, but others the sweetness and laughs and eureka moments reminded me why I am doing this.
I think the hardest part of saying good-bye was that it was good-bye. Heaven help me, I will have a job at another school next year. I won't see these amazing 19 kids as big second graders. I feel like a mama bird who just watched her bird babies fly out of the nest. I know I did my best and that they will do so well next year.
I also know they taught me so much and I cannot wait to get to do it all again come September. But for now, there is one thing I will not miss...
Happy summer vacation!