I have made it to the weekend...And it has never looked so beautiful. I have not been more excited to start counting down the days until Summer Vacation to have some time to myself.
To not worry about waking up to an alarm clock.
Or about who I have to give the next assessment to.
Or if my kids are going to make a year's growth in reading.
Or if I'll have a job in the fall.
Or about a parent teacher conference.
Or a parent email.
Or a child not listening to what I have to say.
Or about solving a "first grade problem."
Or grading papers.
Or progress reports.
|A few goodies I received from Teacher Appreciation Week last week...I will miss this.|
I will, however, miss the hugs that are given randomly throughout the day from kids you would expect, but also the ones you never imagined would hug you by the end of the year.
I will miss hearing the handful of kids who were always so enthusiastic to learn,
who asked questions,
who were curious [but just curious enough],
who loved read alouds and would get so animated as I read stories,
who, somehow, made you feel really good when you felt like you weren't making a difference or wanted to give up for the day,
who said, "Thank you" for the smallest thing that you let them do.
Yes, there are things that I will miss from this year, but could completely forget as well. This past week has been one of the most difficult this year as I was put in an extremely uncomfortable position. PARENTS...If you do not like the person you are with, that's fine, but don't ever put your child in the middle of your problems. Do not be selfish in what is going on in your own lives and never talk poorly of your child's mother or father-- not in front of them. Never.
And on that note...it's time to actually enjoy the weekend. Just me, my coffee, and book.