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School ended on Friday! I celebrate this school year!!
I'm sitting here as my second block students sign yearbooks and hang out for a bit. I'm going to MISS these students. This year...THIS is a special group! It's a year filled with learning and laughing and loss and growth. I feel honored to call myself their teacher. I've learned so much about endurance and strength and perseverance and humor from these students. My hope is that they carry the lessons I taught with them. My hope is they leave feeling successful and seen and loved. My hope is that they know how much they have taught me!
I wake up with another year of teaching behind me. The moments after the school year ends are filled with mixed emotions for me. I'm exhausted, relieved, sad, proud, and reflective. Already I wake up thinking...next year and I must stop myself. I need some time, a break before next year. Staying in the moment will be my goal for the next few days. Just being!
It's been a year filled with growth for me and I want to make the most of these changes. For the first time, I taught using technology as a major tool in my classroom. I'm so incredibly proud of that accomplishment! As the days pass, I'll reflect on what worked and what I'd like to change...but for now, I celebrate my students, my colleagues, my PLN, and even myself for finishing another year in education!