Enjoy the Summer!
It’s hard to describe the feeling at the end of a school year. Teachers and students often count down to the last day, excited for the summer. I am no exception, however I find that the last week leaves me blue. This year is worse than ever because I have spent most of this week in the hospital with a silly infection. Luckily, I will be able to attend the last day – or hour! I am looking forward to seeing the students who have not already left for summer camp and getting, and giving, a final hug.
I am so proud of my fourth graders this year. They have really shown tremendous academic growth and have matured into lovely young people. They are eager to learn – even when pretending they aren’t and have become valued members of our classroom community. They have shared ideas, taught each other skills, and supported each other, and me, in numerous ways. I am always touched when past students come back to visit and enjoy hearing about their trials and successes. I hope they will come back, too. I will truly miss them.