My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

June 9, 2015

One day left #SOL15

This was the picture my mom took in August after we worked in my classroom all day.  It's not really flattering, but it's an important picture.

I see hope, fear, exhaustion and excitement.  My first year in a classroom bigger than 8 x 8 feet.  A new adventure.

Tomorrow is the last day.

I still feel hope - will the kids remember the high points of this year?  Daily 5, field trips, making friends.

I still feel fear - did I do enough to prepare them for 2nd grade?  For college and careers?

I still feel exhaustion - teaching is a full-bodied, brain-draining profession.

I still feel excited.  Each morning is a new day, a fresh start.

Tomorrow is the last day.  It's been a year of roller coaster emotions.


  1. Happy last day! Love the drawings of Piggie and Gerald. One of the gifts of our profession, I think, is the chance for a new start each September ( or August depending on where you teach!) but saying goodbye is bittersweet. Wishing you a joyful last day!

  2. Have a great summer! I'm with you! I'm sure the students will be fine, and so will you! Jennifer Sniadecki