Thursday, May 31, 2012
Day 152: Goodbyes Part 2
It was an uneasy night. I kept waking up to thoughts about what I still needed to finish and how the day would go saying goodbye to the students. We had a pretty good turnout considering none of the students had to stop by. We had one student that came and his lingering nature indicated he did not want to go. I really enjoyed being his teacher this year and I am sad to see him go. Another student would barely talk to me because she was so upset. She stayed for a couple of hours to help me pack up my room. I worry that she has become too attached. She sent me such a nice e-mail that talked about me saving her. I can only imagine the bonds I can build in 5th grade since I will be able to spend all day with them. There are days where I don't know if I can handle teaching long term, but then there are days where it feels perfect. I have been counting down the days to summer and I am so excited for what is to come, but I do admit that I will miss the hooligans. Life is good and I'm feeling alive.