Many years ago I'd have given my left arm to leave this career....but fortunately, the kids and families at this school have been as good as you can get!! This has made my need to "stick with it" worth all the toil and effort!
The student and parents' notes to me, this last week were deeply touching, and reassuring that there have been valuable learning experiences in our class, and lives that were influenced.
One little girl in particular said she'd never had a teacher who could make math FUN until this year! (Who'd have guessed!!) I remember Mr. Clark in high school grinding my pencil (and his teeth) into my papers because he was so FRUSTRATED that I just didn't "get it"!!!!
Each child in my class has definitely impacted MY life! These kids were AMAZING and very perceptive! Children these days ARE!!! I'm sure all of YOU could testify to this!! I know MY grandchildren are the light of my life! The things they understand and can do, FAR surpass anything I could ever do at their ages!!!
So, I write to let you know I am MENTALLY celebrating a milestone in my life!!!! We think graduations are fulfilling! Well....this moment of RETIREMENT is passing up those feelings!!!
Look out fambly, and friends! I KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!!! I intend to make up for lost time!
Thank you for all YOUR encouragement and support! I can't even imagine where I'd be without YOU!!!!