6/14/2007

Last day...


Today marks the last day of school...

My last day teaching at this school...

My last day to teach in a classroom (for awhile)...

My last day to have to work with a difficult administrator...


I'm very excited and relieved, but I cannot help but feel really, really sad about leaving behind some of the coolest, neediest, oddest, funniest students I've ever had. In brief: 30 kids, only 8 o them girls. 13 IEPs for students with severe to moderate learning disabilities, 7 native languages, ages 9-11 years old. 2 students with autism. 1 child who has attended 14 schools. One child who has missed 41 days of school this year, 1 child who moved away in March to Texas and returned this past Monday to join our class again (she'd moved to Texas, but never enrolled in any schools there, then her mom freaked out and moved back here!) Out of the 30, only 5 live in homes with 2 parents. Each day has been an adventure. I can honestly say that I can come home with a fun story to tell every single day as a teacher in this classroom, whereas most teachers come home with, well, not much to say!


Now, let the summer adventures begin (well, right after I finish report cards, file portfolios, pack up an entire classroom into boxes, and move all of the furniture out into the hallway...)



3 comments:

Sara said...

Lots of mixed emotions. Wishing you all the best and have a fantastic summer.
Sara from farmingfriends

Vita said...

What a cool looking classroom. Nice colors. Do you have a warehouse somewhere where you store all that teacher stuff?

Happy and Sad, Happy Summer. Bet you'll still have stories.

Skittles said...

Talk about bittersweet.