Thursday, May 29, 2008

The End Has Come ...

Today was the last day of school. Sniff sniff. It was kind of bittersweet. Even though it was my first year here, I became quite attached to these students (most of them being fifth graders). These were a great group of kids. Most of them had a good sense of humor. They knew that when we worked hard, we could find time to do some fun stuff in between. They always felt comfortable to ask questions, whether related to school, their social life, or the great big world outside of school. They are growing; academically, socially, emotionally, and physically (some are taller then me... shocking, I know). I am very proud of them. Each of my students have grown and succeed in one way or another.

When going through some of my things, I found notecards that I had students fill out the first week of school as kind of a get to know you project. On the front they had to write their name, family members, favorite hobby, etc. On the back I had them write their own goal that they wanted to accomplish this school year. Here's what a few of them looked like....
I think most of them did pretty well and accomplished their goals.

I too had to fill one out. Modeling, people.... it's a miraculous teaching strategy. Here's what mine looked like.
I think I accomplished mine as well ...

Tomorrow is a teacher work day, lunch in the afternoon, and a going away party in the evening. I plan on kicking some royal butt in Beer Pong, if you have never played you are truly missing out. I will also be consuming a couple "strip-and-go-nakeds".... that's a drink, peeps. The mix is pretty much something like this, 24 beers, 1.75L Vodka, 4 pink lemonade concentrates and the water that the lemonade concentrate calls for. Mmmm. Don't knock it until you try it!

Now ... School is out for summer ... what a better way to celebrate then with my dear friend Alice Cooper?!





Have a great weekend, y'all!

ORN: 3.13 miles, 35:13, 11:15 min/mile
(on treadmill - it was raining)

15 comments:

Kevin said...

Yeah Id say you accomplished that goal. Great song, but wow those were some funky outfits. Glad I wasnt around then

akshaye said...

Great! Now begins a summer of training :)

IronGambit said...

um, I don';t know what the red balloon is for, BUT as you might be sad... the kids are extremely happy!

Jess said...

Now you have tons of time for running, swimming, and biking!

Wes said...

You had a great year teaching, and are having a great year running and tri-ing... Rock on, sista!! Them kids are lucky to have you :-)

Jess said...

Congrats on making it through the school year. I'm sure you're excited for the summatime!

Have a rockin' time at your party and kick some booty in beer pong (but don't get shut out...or depending on house rules you may have to actually strip and go naked lapping around the yard....or is that just a college thing?? haha!)

Mendy said...

Congrats on your first year teaching! Sounds like to me that you did a good job teaching those youngsters. Lots of time on your hands now! Whatcha gonna do?

Pokey said...

Congrats on finishing up your first year of teaching AND accomplishing your goal! ;) You are a great role model for those kiddos!!

Badgergirl said...

Congrats on finishing your first year of teaching! And Alice Cooper? Totally coming to play at the amphitheater in my town this summer.

kelsalynn said...

Way to reach your goal girlfriend!

And good luck in beer pong!! SO FUN!

Kelsalynn

J~Mom said...

The end of the year was always so bittersweet to me. I love that you modeled for your students. :>D

Firefly's Running said...

Enjoy the extra time now and have fun this weekend.

SUB6 said...

Just catching up on blogs ... sorry I'm late but congratulations on your Half Marathon! :)

Danielle said...

Congrats on surviving your first year AND meeting your goal! I don't think I've ever had a strip and go naked, but I've heard of them.

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