6.02.2011

smile because it happened


One of my students gave me the sweetest card today that said:
"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." - Dr. Seuss

It seriously brought tears to my eyes.
Even though I am looping with the same class to second grade, 
I am sad to see this chapter of my life close.

I am sappy like that.

My first year teaching is going to be over tomorrow and I can't believe it.
Everyone said my first year would be hard as hell and horrible.
I couldn't disagree more. Sure it was hard, but it was far from horrible.
I loved every minute. Every moment. Every snotty nose.
I would do it all again in a heartbeat (including all my stressful days and breakdowns).

I love being a teacher and spending my days with seven year olds. 
After a week of summer vacation, I am sure I will be missing them like crazy. 

Here is to a great year!


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13 comments:

  1. well, I will say that I'm BEYOND impressed with you. You've had a great first year and maintained an incredible blog...I don't know how you do it!!! My first year NOTHING like that...you're seriously AWESOME!! Congrats!

    mrs tabb =)

    anotherdayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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  2. Congratulations! Your first year is always incredible. You survived! I still look fondly at my first year. And, boy, am I sappy. I have a big sad face to mark the last day of school. My kiddos will go on to 2nd grade after spending 2 years together!

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  3. I love this quote! Congratulations on finishing your first year. There is nothing like it. I can still remmeber every single one of my students and everything about them from my first class. You are very lucky to be able to loop with them. Enjoy your summer!

    Jodi
    www.fun-in-first.blogspot.com

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  4. Congratulations! This is obviously what you were meant to do :) My first class will always be so special to me, we learned so much together!

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  5. Awwwww, you'll ALWAYS remember your first year - glad it was such a good one for you :)

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  6. I get emails from my now middle school first year Kindergarteners. It was a special year.

    http://firstgradeintheyellowhallway.blogspot.com/

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  7. LOVE THIS... THANK YOU FOR SHARING... CONGRATULATIONS ARE FINISHING YOUR FIRST YEAR... WITH A SMILE AND FULL HEAD OF HAIR ;)

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  8. We had a few tears in my class this year as the end was approaching and on the last day. This is what I told them and I was able to see those smiling faces leaving my room for the last time...*sigh*...I will need to print and frame. Thanks for sharing--LOVE it!
    Barb
    kinderzoo

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