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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

These Kids


Through scrapes and bruises
I hugged you through
I wiped away tears
You nestled into
my arms full of hope
for your future
I blink
It's brighter and bigger
than you'll ever think
I'll watch you continue
side by side
hand in hand
as you make me proud
that you took a stand
and stayed by each other
like brothers and sisters
a family forever
it's you
I'll remember.

I have been feeling a bit melancholy this week. I am realizing I have little time left with my kiddos and it makes me a bit sad. I've done everything I can do. More than anything else I hope they are better people that will stick by each other forever. I've had them for two years, all of them, with a few new ones here and there. We've grown so close and I will always know how they are doing since they are in the same class of students as my daughter. I will be able to watch them all grow and change. I tell them this. I will be watching. I will be checking to make sure they keep their promise to stand by each other for the rest of their life, (a bit dramatic, but they're six so a bit of drama is necessary).


5 comments:

  1. Drama is definitely necessary with six year olds, but how lucky that you get to see them grown up!

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  2. Aw, I understand. I feel the same way about my students, and I've only had them a year. The approaching summer is always so bittersweet. Your words are sincerely heartfelt.

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  3. I loved having students for two years, it's such a great experience for the students and the teacher. I can't believe you have two more weeks. Good luck finishing up your year.

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  4. The end of the school year is filled with so many mixed feelings! I'm feeling melancholy myself this year. I have seven days left with my sixth graders. I'm trying to soak up every moment! Happy end of the year!

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  5. Precious.
    I know what you mean...

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