This morning I lay in bed thinking about today...the first thing that came to mind was a sweet tart. As a kid, I loved the way a sweet tart tasted when you first put it in your mouth. Sweet and smooth, after a while a tart taste caused me to spit it out.
The end of the school year is just like a sweet tart to me. The thought of lazy summer days, long runs, late mornings and no schedule is oh SO SWEET! The tart comes, when I have to say good bye to the precious personalities that filled my room all year.
This is what a few said about what they loved about 1st Grade...
Zach - "field trips and my mealworm (he already died)"
Altwaime - "math tubes and recess"
Haytham - "lunch"
Maggie -" I don't know if I can think of one thing"
Meredith - "laughing with my friends"
Keeley - "my friends and my teacher"
Cecilia - "learning about "
We ended the day with one of my all time favorite books (it is the one I most remember reading as a kid). The Emperor's New Clothes. I love the lesson, if you know you know that you are right about something, don't give in. What a great lesson to leave 1st grade on. Make good choices and stick to what you know is right.
With a tear in my eye, I am thankful for a break to rest and spend time with my family. I thank you for sharing your most precious gift with me and letting me learn with them! Have a restful summer and DON"T FORGET TO READ!