Coming to an End....

By now you probably (most definitely!) have the exact number of days written down, whether on a cute little notepad, a paper chain in your classroom as you remove one each day, or just in your head.... of the exact number of days until you have your feet propped up enjoying Summer!

So many of us teachers are thinking "oh my goodness..... I can't wait for summer!"  or "Whew.... that was a rough year.... I don't know if I can handle another one like that".....    or perhaps even "How in the world did I make it through that year.... alive?"  

Whatever you are thinking..... add this into your thoughts:




So often we get so wrapped up into making summer come quickly (don't worry....  I am and I have been there too!)  but we often forget that many of our students are about to leave the most structured part of their life they have had for the last ten months.   

Your students may be counting down the days till summer too.... but for different reasons....
  they don't want to leave you!

I know, I know.... some of these students gave you a few extra gray hairs this year.... had you thinking about retirement..... maybe you used a personal day for some "me" time..... but you have heard that the most challenging students need our love and support in the most unusual ways.... usually by acting out or behavior. 

These kids are going to miss you like crazy!  

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So.... what will YOU miss the most about this school year?

You don't have to answer right away.  I just challenge you to think about what you will miss most.... because if you ask your students.... their answer will probably be YOU!


Don't get so wrapped up in wanting summer to be here.... savor the last few days with your students.... you were THEIR teacher.  They will forever remember YOU!  

Enjoy the moments.....



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