A LIST that keeps growing:
end of the year assessments
Spring Open House
Mother's Day gifts
first grade play (school-wide performance)
getting the classroom ready for summer break
etc., etc., etc.
In the "busyness" of the past few weeks, one of the children brought this up to me as we were cleaning up and getting ready to go to recess:
Now if you teach first graders, you know that they just think their teachers are all of these things. How touching! I took a picture of it to put on my wall.
It made me stop and think about the few days we have left in the year. First graders grow so much in a year's time. They've become a social and learning community. It's really an exciting and special time. They seem so "grown up" and capable compared to the beginning of the year.
Soon we'll be saying our good-byes, but in the meantime, added to my list is:
Remember to ENJOY each of these few days that are left in the year.
I hope you all do the same,