After an insanely busy week of graduations, speech competitions and numerous performances to say goodbye, I am official exhausted. It is time to close up my classroom and go home and hit the recharge button. I will miss my amazing students over the summer, but I know that the best thing that I can do for them in preparation for next year is take some time for me. It is time to visit with my family, read the newspaper at a leisurely pace, have long lunches with friends and run along the beach. It is time to put school away for a good section of the summer and get some of the energy back that I will need to do this all again in September.
It is also time to recognize all the great things that happened this year. Congratulations to all of you on what I know has been a successful year. Thank you for caring about our most vulnerable students and making sure that they feel good about themselves. Thank you for continually studying to stay current on best teaching practices. Thank you for pitching in and helping during special events to make sure our families feel like they are part of their child’s education. Thank you for giving up so much time with your family to prepare modified lessons and reports that parents can understand. Thank you for spending your lunch hours helping students work on math skills. Thank you for helping instill a love of learning and reading.
Finally, thank you for making me SO PROUD to be a teacher in Ontario. Have a wonderful summer and I can’t wait to learn alongside you next year.