After this week…
June 3rd, 2012.
This will be the last week I’m volunteering at the elementary school and working with their tutoring program before summer vacation begins. My friend asked if I’ll be sad that I won’t be working after this week, and the only response I could really think of was, “It’ll be bittersweet.”
I’m glad I’ll have more time to crochet and do my own thing, but at the same time, it’s hard to leave this school year behind. So many memories. As we come closer to the last few days of school, kids of all grade levels are clinging to me more and more — giving me hugs and not letting go, telling me how much they love me… “No! Don’t go! Will you come back before the year’s over? Why can’t you come tomorrow?!” I’ve become very attached, and I care about all of them like they’re my own children. That may sound silly, but they have played a huge role in an extremely significant phase in my life. They’ve inspired me more than they can comprehend and have made such a huge impact on me. I am a better person because of my students — more patient, more thankful, more loving, more confident, more determined than ever to become a teacher.
This last week is going to be so emotional. LOL I better bring tissue.