From the schoolhouse
This was my last day in the classroom. I am content with that; however, it is always difficult to leave something that has been such a staple in one's life. My co-teacher Katie and my students made a video with my students sharing what they enjoyed about being in our classroom this year. The most memorable moment was when the classroom broke into song at the end of film. Their voices sound lovely layered over Leslie Feist's voice when they sing "Mushaboom" together. I have to admit that I cried. Shamelessly. That moment made me realize that even when I thought that no one was learning, my students internalized such a deep respect for themselves, their peers, and their teachers. Today was a sweet end to many difficult days and a multitude of successes to be proud of. Thank you to all the kids in 2-Blue. And thank you, Katie, for making this year better than good.
To my kids...
Bears: Goodbye Song
And a few second grade favorites...
The Decemberists: July, July
John Denver: Country RoadsFeist: Mushaboom
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Unfortunately, I will be without a computer for a few days. I'm also moving to Queens for the summer. I have a summer job "teaching teachers how to teach." That line used to slay the second graders. So funny, so funny. However, what's not so funny is that I won't be able to post for a few days. I will when I can (fingers crossed). Hopefully, I will find a friend or two to help out at Indie Don't Dance, so stayed tuned.