ü End of the Year Retreat
ü Extended Day
ü Last Blog Post and Reflection
ü Report Cards
ü Farewell Party
The past few weeks have gone by so quickly. Each day, I have been mentally checking things off. With only 2 1/2 days left of school and 8 days until I move out, there will be soon nothing to check off. It is very hard to believe that this year is coming to an end. A little over 10 months ago, my housemates and I began this exciting journey and now it is coming to a close. What now? There are so many goodbyes to be said, and very little time. Saying goodbye to Kyle, Jess, and Emily will be hard. I know I will see them again, but when? We have spent so much time together in the past year and in one week, we will all go to our separate ways. Kyle, Emily and Jess: Thank you all for help making this year so memorable. You are all such hardworking individuals and have such bright futures ahead of you. I can't imagine my experience without you . You helped me become a better person and I learned so much from all of you. I know I have my flaws, but thank you for accepting them and putting up with me. I couldn't have faced all my challenges this year without your support and I am so grateful. I hope that I had some positive influence on all of you because you definitely influenced me. I wish the next group of volunteers the best of luck and hope that we served as good pioneers to the program for you all.
Saying goodbye to Trinity will be hard. While I was faced with many obstacles along the way, the experiences only made me a better teacher and I appreciate each experience so much. If I hadn't moved from Preschool, I may not have been able to form such close bonds with my second grade colleagues, Anne and Melissa. They were so wonderful to work with and I am so lucky to not only have them as my partners, but as my friends. I was able to form so many friendships and I hope they will continue even after I leave. I was welcomed with open arms by so many individuals and couldn't have survived the year without their support.
I Saying goodbye to my students will not be easy. It was a difficult group of second graders, but I loved them all. Sure there were many tears, some drama, and many moments that tested my patience, but I made it through. In the end, I truly feel appreciated by them and feel that I made somewhat of a difference in their lives. It may not have always been evident but there are those certain moments that make all the difference The love I have received from them in this past week, as I have began to say my goodbyes, has reassured me that everything I did this year was worth it.
I While I may not know where the future will bring me, this experience has taught me that anything is possible. I am optimistic about the future and have no doubt of the tremendous influence that this past year will have on it.