Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Today is the last day of school (sung to the tune of Mary had a little lamb)

Today is the last day of school
day of school
day of school
Today is the last day of school in the year.

I will miss them when they're gone
when they're gone
when they're gone
I will miss them when they're gone BUT I'm not sad to go.

It's a bittersweet day, after spending 185 days with these little people it will be hard to say good- bye to them. I will most likely just burst into tears and let that be my good-bye, I did yesterday. This year has been complicated, I learned a lot about myself, children and teaching but there were times when I was ready to pack up and leave because of the stupidity of the things that the administration chose to harass me over.

Regardless it feels good to be finished, I still lhave to work for 2 more weeks but I will not have any kids - slave labour for me.
Okay, I'm off a little early today as I need a vanilla latte from Starbucks before I get to school.

ps - they have LOVED learning to knit, I have learned a lot about picking up dropped stitches as well.


mia said...

Hey, thanks for finding my blog! I love that picture of the little guys knitting, so cute! My cousins lived in Thailand for 10 years and absolutely loved it there, I think you'll have a blast!

CynCyn said...

The puppy is too cute for words, and I think he knows it. So neat that you taught a bunch of Taiwanese kids to knit... a good break from the usual routine.

Michele said...

Yay for you Justine! You made it! Only two more days for me so wish me luck!!!

Kristen said...

congrats on a year (with kids) completed!!! I hope the next two weeks fly by and you're able to enjoy your travelling time! (I'm also sending along "good weather" thoughts because there's nothing crazier then travelling in foul weather...)