I love Saturdays especially during the Spring. Today we headed out early for my elementary school's Annual "Catch the Teach" Fun Run!! Here's a pic of me with my cooperating teacher & our "quick" second graders that showed up for the event.
They all enthusiastically "beat us" and one little guy was kind enough to come
back and "walk in" with me! We enjoyed our walk, reminiscing over our past four years of teaching together, as this marked our last race together. Yep, my partner is transferring to a teaching position at the high school and though I'm selfishly sad and really going to miss our teaming, it's a good move for him professionally and as the football and baseball coach he already is at the high school.
|(Sorry for the blurry pic...race days are like that!)|
Just makes me sad. I hate missing people, don't you? And it doesn't help that our district leaders have literally taken our whole administrative staff, at every level and has practically moved everyone around! On top of that, eighty percent of our primary staff is leaving for a variety of personal reasons, and that leaves me alone with a whole new set of administrators and teachers next year. (Darn it! I'm going to have to start acting all professional again! LOL!) Seriously though, there literally doesn't seem like a day goes by that I don't walk out my classroom door into what feels like a whirlwind of craziness going on around me. Yet, as this May wraps up my 27th year of teaching, I know change in inevitable and that new opportunities of growth are right around the corner. But, for now I'm just going to feel sad as I celebrate and say goodbye to a number of people who have been a wonderful part of life this past five years and look forward to a rejuvenating summer with family.
PS: On a happier note: Don't forget Sign-ups for the summer I-Spy Swap here at Val's Quilting Studio opens June 1st!! Click the picture below to get a peek. I hope ya join us.