Another "See You Later" Goodbye

On May 18, 2012 the Fillmore Elementary Faculty and Staff had their Closing Social.  They said goodbye to four teachers, I was one of those.  They presented me with this book of wonderful wishes and kind thoughts.  Thank you everyone for everything.  I will take this book to Holland with me and on those "rainy days", I will pull it out and read through it and fondly remember wonderful friends and coworkers. I wish you all well while I am gone.

They also gave me flowers---they know I love flowers.  I am the teacher, perhaps the only teacher, that buys myself flowers for every Parent Teacher Conference.  It has been my tradition for years!

On May 24, 2012 I said goodbye to 21 energetic First Grade boys and girls who are now ready to be Second Graders.  I will miss being with them everyday.  They will be finishing up Fourth Grade and going into Fifth Grade when I return.  Class-- When I get back, I will come to the Middle School to see how great you read and how smart you are at math!!  

I had mixed feeling as I went back into the building from the buses after saying goodbye to all the kids.  Wow--keep breathing!

On May 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm Alden and I loaded the last of my personal stuff from school.  After 23 years, I do not have anything of mine at Fillmore Elementary School.  Hopefully, over the years, I have left my name on enough equipment, furniture, books and supplies that once in a while someone may see it and think of me!  It has been great working at a great school!  It has been my pleasure to work with some of the best teachers in the world.  Thanks to the District also for the many years that I have had the opportunity to work with outstanding educators from across the District, both administrators and teachers.  Best wishes to everyone.

1 comment:

  1. We will be thinking of you everytime Casey pulls out his 'Space' book to read!! Thanks again for everything! We wish you all the best on your mission! You will be wonderful missionaries! I'm excited that you have a blog so we can see how you are doing on your mission!