Last Friday was our last day of school and I am still in recovery mode. I wasn’t sure what I could slice about, so I flicked through my notebook. I had copied in several messages I got from colleagues, parents, and students that meant so much to me and my eyes fell on this one:
Thank you for loving books
Thank you for loving your class
Thank you for loving me!
This third grader! <3! This weekend I read Teach Like Yourself by Gravity Goldberg and this message helped me to realize I am on the right path. If students leave the year knowing they are loved as they are, then something has gone right in this ever so challenging year.
I am spending the 51 days of break doing what I need to do, want to do, and get to do. On day 52 I will return to school in a new grade level ready for what lies ahead. Today I am grateful for time to let it all sink in.