Thursday, March 3, 2016
Day 3 of 31 #SOL16
Of my current class, about a third of them were with me in kindergarten and first grade. Overall this entire group of third graders is a high needs group of children but I can always think back to where they started and feel better about where they are. They've come a long way and it has been nice being part of their journey. My daughter also happens to be in third grade which is a bonus because I will forever be connected to this group and have the privilege of watching them grow up.
The other day I was walking my class from the kindergarten wing back to our hallway. One of my current and former students looked up at me as we passed our old room. "I really miss it in there," she said. "Yeah we had a good time together back then," I said looking back at her. There was a touch of sadness in both our eyes. There was something very special about those first two years together. I remember telling them and making them promise me they would always look out for one another even when I wasn't there teacher. Soon enough I won't be their teacher anymore, but I'll still be watching and hoping.