Thursday, June 7, 2012

The End is Here...

The time has finally come.

My final day of kids here at the Hill. It's an odd feeling. In a way, it doesn't even seem like the last day of school. It's 6th period and some kids are writing on my board, some are signing each other's shirts, some are playing cards, and some are just sitting around talking.

I look around at these kids that I've spent 180 days with, the most I've spent with any group in my last 3 years, and I realize that I really am going to miss these kids - not all of them of course, but many of them. I've created some really great relationships with them and I truly do love each and every one of them. I don't always like them, but I do love them. And even as crazy as some of them make me, my desire is to see each of them succeed.

I realize this might be my last time with middle schoolers. I'm going to 5th grade next year and unless something changes, that's probably where I'll stay until it's time for my son to start school and then I'll probably homeschool.

It's a bittersweet goodbye today and even tomorrow when I say my goodbyes to my colleagues. I've made some really wonderful friendships with some really awesome people over the years. I'm going to miss those people that have supported me and helped me and made me the teacher I am today. I still have a long way to go.

The end of a chapter has come. I'm certainly excited about next year and what it will bring but the Hill will always hold a special place in my heart (as corny as that sounds). Crazy, chaotic Sleepy Hill. Oh, the stories. I sure can't wait to share some with my colleagues next year. They have noooo idea. :)