Today was the last day of school for students in the public school district where I used to teach. It is hard to believe that I "sat out" this past school year, opting instead to stay home with our little ones. And while I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss the classroom even a little bit, I truly have enjoyed my time here at home.
Last day of school...2008
I was fortunate to spend the last two-years of my teaching career in one of the finest districts in Kansas and at a state-of-the art, brand-new building. While it is a lot of work to be part of a founding staff that opens a new school, it was also a rewarding experience and a lot of fun. I am in the back (not much taller than some of my 3rd grade students) wearing a blue sweater. My job-share partner (I only taught half-days that year) is seated in the center. A couple of our students are holding a book basket that we presented to her as a baby-shower gift on the last day of school. Appropriate, huh?!!! Books to welcome a new baby!
It's hard to believe that a year has gone by! This is how we celebrated the "last day of school" 2009:
Big wheels and scooters on the front porch.
Lazy day naps!
Hosing down lawn/porch furniture!
Here's wishing you all a safe and relaxing Memorial Day weekend as well as a fantastic summer!