Anyone else still feeling those end of the year blues? While I am busy enjoying my summer, it's bittersweet to know school is over for the year. It always is for me.
When I think about it... We spend about 10 months with our kids. By the end of the year, we know their strengths, their weaknesses, their hopes, and their fears. It's hard to wrap up the year and say goodbye. We've spent so much time building them up and supporting them along their learning journey. While I am forever grateful to have been part of their journey, it's difficult to stay goodbye and know you are no longer watching their journey alongside them.
Now I know, new groups of kids will come and I will feel the same way. Each year, I have the same feelings.
A wish I have is to journey alongside my students for more than one year. I would love to spend two or more years with them. I just think of all the possibilities that could come with having them more than one year. Can you image the kind of learning that could take place? If you did not have to spend a few months getting to know each other?
It's difficult for everyone - teachers, students, and all staff at the school. I guess the most important thing is to remember that while we were in each others lives for a short time, that short time made a difference that will last a life time.