Sunday, September 2, 2012

A Space in My Heart For You

The start of the school year is a pretty exciting time because I have an open book of possibilities waiting to explore with my new class.  It is also a sad time because despite the fact that June was my last time teaching my previous class, the reality is meeting my new class is the final closure on the previous year's class.  While I'm fortunate that I will see many of my students wandering the halls of my school, or out on the playground, we will never be together again as  a complete group.  After 20 years of teaching you'd think that would get easier to swallow, but the reality is it isn't. It's another family that has been broken up.

Yesterday I received a wonderful voice mail from one of the students in my 2011-12 class.  You can totally hear the excitement in her voice as she is about to start grade two.  It made me smile from ear to ear, but it also made me a little sad.  This student is no longer mine, and she will receive the care and warmth of another teacher.

Wishing all my past students the most incredible school year yet.  While I may no longer be your teacher there will always be a little space in my heart carved out just for you.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the start of a new school year is always bitter sweet. I know that Trista will miss you greatly, but am comfortable knowing that she can always come by to chat and connect with you.

    Thank you for being her Grade 1 teacher, Karen. She really did have a fabulous year. She is also very excited about Grade 2, as you could hear. I'm so happy she loves school so much (thanks, in part, to you!).

    You will have a wonderful year with more fabulous kids!