It's unbelievable to me that tomorrow is my last day of school with my students for this year (their last day is Friday). This year was incredibly weird, challenging, exhilarating and fun all rolled into one. I had a super huge class this year and was on my own from mid-December to now with 30 kiddos. That's a ton of kids with no additional support!
We also had a ton of transition this year from a no-show teaching partner in August to a new colleague passing away to some transition within the last six weeks of school. Definitely one for the record books!
Alas, I am heading out a bit early this year to attend JumpStart training in Maryland Thursday evening through Saturday evening. I have so much to do before I say goodbye to my small fries tomorrow at 11:55 am!
I'm happy to say I'm staying in 3rd grade for next year (unless something wild happens over the summer) and my former student teacher will be teaching with me next year. :) We will have a new partner in our 2/3 split but that person is not yet determined.
I have an incredibly busy summer coming up along with many things I want and need to do for my own personal well-being too. I'm excited for what's to come but also very ready to kick back and just take things one day at a time as well.
It's very likely this blog will sit and gather some dust this summer (with some updates on this weekend's training and my Princeton trip in July) until I get back into the swing of things for the fall. I have a million ideas running around in my head of what I want and need to do differently next year but some time off to recoup and gather myself together is necessary first.
Until we meet again have a beautiful and safe summer!