The school year ended today. My being a teacher of record concluded as well. Next year will bring new faces to my classroom.
My sick young lady was able to go to school and finish the school year with her classmates. I am glad.
Papi gave me another goodbye hug and consented to take a picture with me. I’ll include all three takes.
I cried saying goodbye to my former students who were ending their eighth grade year and making a final walk through the school. I will probably cry a bit tomorrow at the last staff meeting because some will not return for one reason or another. My prayer is that their new endeavors bring them joy and a satisfying sense of a job well done.