Goodbyes, Last day of school

June Goodbyes

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The school year is almost over and there are a lot of feelings around that for me.  Saying farewell to students and staff always creates a well of emotions in my heart.

There is a special bond created in my classroom between my students and I.  It’s hard to say goodbye to them at the end of June knowing that I will not see many of them again.

This year we also have retirements at our school.  Teachers and teacher’s aides are moving on which also brings a wave of sadness, but on the other hand, excitement too as they move on to a new chapter of their lives.

A final difficult goodbye is saying goodbye to my principal who is also my good friend.  She has been such a professional and persoanl support for me over the past 6 years.  It will be hard not seeing her at the school every day and popping in her office to laugh and chat at the end of the day.

A school is like a family and since losing both of my parents, goodbyes are not easy for me.  I expect the tears every last day of school and this year will be no different.  I’ll make sure to bring lots of kleenex!