At the end of each year as I say goodbye to the little sweeties who have been mine for an entire school year I am reminded of one of my favorite quotes by Dr. Seuss, “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened..” It is hard not to cry when we have to say goodbye. Goodbye to my friend Bobby who gets my humor and constantly makes me laugh because talking to him is like talking to a 25 year old. Goodbye to my little friend Josh who still needs me to button his pants and who reminds me of Bill Cosby everytime he speaks. Goodbye to my friends Molly and Elizabeth who greeted me at the start of each day with hugs and ended each day the exact same way. Goodbye to my sweet friend Emma Kate who would tell me over and over that I was her favorite teacher ever. Never mind that I’ve been her only teacher thus far. 🙂 Goodbye to all of my little friends that I’ve had the pleasure of teaching this year. I hope that I taught you well and that these lessons will stay with you for a lifetime. We learned so many cool things this year, like when we dissected owl pellets and found not only a bird skeleton but part of a bird’s nest as well. We learned all about dinosaurs and about what the planet earth looked like back then. I loved it when my friend, Buddy (yes that’s his name) returned to school after we learned about how during the time of the dinosaurs the earth was one big continent called pangea. He proudly exclaimed that he told his mom all about pangea and she had to “google” it. Like all of your students, each of my little kindergarten sweeties left this year knowing a lot more than when we started. They can tell you all about a spider and how it catches and eats its prey. They can name the seven continents and many of them can point them out on a map. They can read, write and solve math problems. But above all of these things that they learned I hope that they know that they are wonderful little people who taught me so much this year. Kindergarten is just the beginning of their journey and I hope that each step along the way inspires them to always be the best that they can be!
To all of my teacher friends out there, enjoy your summer and make sure you take time to relax. I
I will be adding new downloads each week as I begin getting ready for the next school year.
If you are looking for great ideas to start your school year you might want to check out my Literacy and Math Fun with Names unit. It includes some of my favorite ideas to start the year and best of all it is on sale until next week! Click on the picture to find it on TPT!
I am working on my Back to School unit and I hope to have it finished by next week. It will be packed full of ideas to help your first month of school be the best it can be. It also has a lot of math activities that were inspired by the philosophy of Debbie Diller’s, Math Work Stations book.
I’m not sure why you feel the need to leave mean comments on my blog posts. In your past comments (which I do delete) you have said that I’m not a good teacher, have no original ideas to share and so on… so I’m just curious…Why do you visit my blog? Do you download my freebies? Do ANY of my pictures inspire you to try new things in your classroom? Am I hurting you in some way? I’m not sure why you feel the need to be so mean. I wish I could say that your comments don’t hurt my feelings, but that would be a lie. I can get 20 positive comments to your one comment and do you know which one rings in my ears over and over? Yep…you guessed it your mean one. I really hope that you don’t make your students feel the way you have made me feel. I will say a prayer for you that whatever is making you unhappy will be lifted.
Enjoy your Summer.