Send off to First Grade!

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I have no idea where the time has gone.  As I sit here and reflect on 1 more year completed I can’t help but think that this has been one of my favorite classes I’ve ever had the privilege of teaching. I’m not going to lie.  I was very hesitant making the move over to Peralta after SMES closed.  I can honestly say we have an incredible staff here and have been very blessed to be a part of it all. You parents have been some of the most caring and supportive I’ve ever worked with.  I can’t say thank you enough for helping to make this such an incredible year.  We’ve had some ups and downs, tears and fits but every single kiddo that has walked foot through our classroom door has changed.  They have grown, matured, learned key concepts needed to be successful in the world outside of these doors and have become fine young ladies and gentlemen ready to dive into first grade.  To be honest I can’t say that I am ready to have them go. I really am not. Teaching is my absolute passion.  I love it down to the tips of my toes, even through those hard trying times.  Each year I come in thinking, “I’m going to do it this year.  I’m not going to get attached.  I’m going to come in, teach them and send them on their marry little way”.  Yeah, i’m pretty horrible at that. They become like my own kids. I care about your child more then you will ever know…..Ok as a side note, I am now balling my eyes out! Haha  Today we took a walk over to the first grade classes to see what it is like and to try and ease some of their anxiety. Even though your kiddo is moving on without me, please, PLEASE, PLEASE know that I will be right where I am, Room 500C. I am not going anywhere.  If you need anything, advice, a question, a concern, just to talk, or to pop by and say hello, I will be here. You are more then welcome to call me, email me or stop in whenever you like. The same goes for the kids. They will be moving on, but they have touched my heart and will forever be a part of it.


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