All goodbyes are hard. This one was no exception. I said goodbye to my classroom teacher today. Well not exactly goodbye… We both knew it was time to leave and she said, “I know.” And I said, ” I’m walking away now.” I had to turn around because I was on the verge of completely loosing it. I did completely loose it right before I got to my car. I could hardly get my keys out because I couldn’t see. 

All of the things I could have said, had planned on saying, and I said, “I’m walking away now.” I should have said thank you a few more times. I should have told her how great she is and how much I appreciate everything she has done. I know I could not have done it without crying, though. And snot running down my face was about the last thing I wanted to have happen in front of her.

 I know it isn’t the end. We promised to stay in touch and share ideas and talk about our students. I am sure I will email her questions and she will answer them fabulously like she always has. I’ll send her goofy pictures of me on vacation and she will do the same. People like her are hard to find and I am so very lucky to have placed in her room. I am ready for the next adventure and I am so thankful I have someone like her standing behind me. 

Since my student teaching is over and I am no longer a student teacher, this blog will come to an end. I am sure another will pop up in its place. I haven’t decided yet what to call it but I will let you all know as soon as I do. It has been a real treat working with the people I did. My classroom teacher thinks I can do this and she is way smarter than I am so I guess I will take her word for it. I guess we will find out. 

So long, student teaching. So long, kindergarten 2015-2016. Hello, new adventures! 


Credit Where Credit Is Due 

I feel like I haven’t given the classroom aide the kind of credit she deserves in my writing so I will dedicate this to making sure you know how fantastic and helpful she is. She is super funny and can always find the one thing that will make me laugh harder than I should at the back of the room while the students are trying to work. She has been so helpful in introducing me to the way the classroom works. I know she always has my back when I am up there teaching. She will often call out students who are talking when I am trying to teach and it is super helpful because I still don’t always see who it is. She tells me all the time about her grandkids and how great they are and it is so wonderful to hear about their adventures. 

I could not have asked for a better person to crack me up at the least appropriate moments or for someone who doesn’t get upset but makes jokes about it when I distract her from listening to the directions. She is a great lady I am very glad I get to laugh with!