Last Day Eve

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Right now I'm laying in bed typing, finishing off the last of my Haagen-Dazs vanilla milk chocolate and almond ice cream bar (which almost brought me to tears), and considering how to tackle the task of reflecting on my time as a teacher leading up to this point. 

Tomorrow, I will say goodbye to kids who I have spent almost 400 hours with since August.  I've seen them at their worst and their best, and they've seen me at both of mine.  I have spent more "real" time with these young people than I did my own family, friends, and even my own roommates in that same amount of time, and tomorrow our relationship will, for the most part, come to a pretty abrupt halt.  Some of them I have had for two years in a row now.   So (counts on fingers) like 800 hours.

There will be other goodbyes tomorrow-- the incredible and crazy teachers I work with, cleaning staff that I might kidnap, clerks and administrators, my classroom, and the drive to school that has become so natural.  A goodbye to familiarity itself.  There will be a lot to write about.

But not tonight.  It's my bedtime.



P.S.  But seriously, the Haagen-Dazs was amazing.


  1. Are you leaving your school? I certainly understand the bittersweet feeling of letting your 8th graders leaving!

  2. One of the toughest parts about teaching 8th grade is sending them off to high school knowing you will never see some of them again. I hope you have a great day!

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