There's an old saying that goes something like this: "The only thing constant in life is change."
There have been some changes that affect me lately. Here are just a few.
This is a classroom void of children, noise, excitement, and learning. As we say farewell to our students in this classroom, we know that we may not see many of them again. These students come from all over our city; this is not their home school.
We have had the best principal in the district. He was told a few weeks ago that he won't be coming back to our school. His new assignment is elsewhere. Everyone is sad to lose him and wonder who the next principal will be who has to fill his shoes! We said farewell to him on the last day.
I will be at a different school next year with speech. It just so happens that I'm working with the best speech therapist in the district! She's been asked to go clean up a mess at another school and, because I'm her technician, I get to go with her! Kind of like Dr. Frankenstein and Igor. I'll drive back to my original school for afternoon transitional kindergarten. We said, "farewell" to our speech kids that we've worked with all year. One 2nd grade boy came to the speech room, handed me these flowers and said, "These flowoes awe foe all you guys!" If he's still talking like that after a year of therapy, no wonder we got only one flower pot to share!
Today was the funeral for sweet Jenny. We said "farewell" to her through talks, music, and tears. Her parents and sisters spoke. A lot of strength on their part. She will be missed by many!
This is Iris Island! At the beginning of spring it's called "Tulip Triangle" and during the summer it's "Petunia Peninsula!" It's a geographical oddity! These Irises are ready to pick and use as a token to say to our loved ones who have passed on, "We may have said farewell but that doesn't mean we have forgotten you!"
I wish I could say farewell to these extra 25 pounds I seem to have adopted!
Happy Memorial Day Weekend to all of you!