The last day of school... such a bittersweet day. I am so proud of all the hard work my kiddos have done this year, and know they are ready to move on, but hate to see them go! I had a little cry walking into my classroom this morning. I hate to see it looking so blank and empty!
I dried my eyes and prepared myself for my last few hours of the school year. Students are only with us until 11:46 on the last day. When the kids came in, so did the gifts. I was beyond spoiled. I received so many beautiful, thoughtful gifts.
I don't think this picture does a good enough job of showing how truly MASSIVE this basket of petunias is. They are sitting happily on my back deck, soaking up the sun.
My home is looking a little bit like a florist shop, but that is a-ok by me! I love having fresh cut flowers to brighten things up. In the top-middle of the photo above is a super cute metal owl I received. The colours go perfectly with my living room. The flower pot was hand painted by the father of one of my students. It's truly a gorgeous work of art.
I got a lot of cards, but my favourite one has to be this one....
I do ask them to justify everything they do. You'd better not leave my class not knowing how to spell "because"!
Afterwards, we did classroom awards as well as the awards assembly in the gym. I did not get any pictures of this, though I wish I had. I was too busy either holding back tears or crying. We said goodbye to our principal and kindergarten teacher who are retiring. Another bittersweet moment.
After lunch we had time to clean up our classrooms. I had finished that task yesterday (as evidenced by the photos above!) so Crystal and I got down to a little planning for the start of next year.
That being said, I am so excited for Summer break. I am in dire need of some rest and relaxation. I am looking forward to some hot days, cool drinks and books on the back deck.