We still have another day to go, but I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the boys and girls, and their families for a wonderful school year.
We made so many memories together this year! From "Fall Y'all Day" to all those Fun Friday afternoons, we sure did laugh a lot didn't we? Everyday, so much laughter. Sigh...what a special place to be. Room 208 really is great and this year just seemed to be, well, the greatest yet.
Dr. Seuss said, "Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory" and I have so many special memories from this year.
About a month ago, I read the boys and girls the story called "The Relatives Came". My point in reading it was to help the kids make text-to-self connections. At one point in the story, the guests leave to go home to Virginia and the author writes about how the house felt so empty. I told the boys and girls that this reminds me of the last day of school, when all the kids leave. On that last day, I return to the classroom and have a moment and it's *so* quiet.
Suddenly the plants, the stuffies, everything just doesn't seem as alive as it did minutes before, with all that energy and love in the room. I explained to the boys and girls that I usually have a little cry as I realize they're gone and another year is over and that never again, will they be "my kids".
Then, I pack up the last of my belongings and head to the car. I'd love for everyone to head off and have a great summer vacation, but then in September, come back to me so we can do it all over again.
I hope all my "school kids" have a great summer. I'll look forward to seeing you in September and hearing all about your adventures. Remember to come back on Treat Lunch Fridays to watch Full House with us! I'll always save a spot for you all!
You were a wonderful group of kids to teach and I think we made a great family. I hope you enjoyed your time with me as much as I did with you. Please don't forget about me. I'll always be your teacher, always your Mrs. M, always your friend...always.