It's summer. The school is locked, my classroom is empty, my internship is over. I'm actually not excited about it. This year was more demanding than any other in my life, but I am really going to miss my students...especially the most difficult ones.
I think sometimes about where they will be in 20 years. Will little Eric become a leader or the perpetual class clown. Will Emme and Isabel really become teachers? I hope they do - I convinced them they'd be great at it. Will little Dylan be as charming then as he is now? Will Jessica and Mikalei be able to excel without much support at home?
This is a side note: I was able to see the end-of-year test results and, turns out, I'm not a half bad teacher! I got very similar test scores to the more experienced 1st grade teachers (something I was not expecting). That doesn't mean that they aren't better - because they are - or that I don't have TONS to learn - because I do - but it still makes me feel really good.
This shows my angelic girls and the true personalities of my boys!
So................ Now What?
My un-talent is having spare time. I literally hate it. I like to be busy. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can do to keep busy? Most of the ideas I had (like gardening) are unavailable to us because of our apartment...