Each week, Ruth Ayres invites bloggers to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
I believe that I'm celebrating the same thing that many teachers are celebrating this week: the end of the school year and the start of summer. While there's plenty to celebrate during the school year, I always have loved the last day of school. I remember as a child, that feeling of excitement and freedom when the school bell would ring at the end of the last day of the school year. I felt rich as I looked at the whole summer of possibilities rolling out in front of me.
I'm very fortunate to have a career, where I get to experience that same thrill every single year. As a fifth grade teacher, I also get to experience all the excitement and mixed emotions, as these kids leave the elementary school building for the last time as students. Next year, they'll be at the middle school. We had a promotion ceremony and a clap-out (all the rest of the students and staff line the hallways and clap and cheer as the fifth graders walk out at dismissal).
I have so much that I want to do this summer: relaxing/recharging, reading, traveling, getting my house in order, learning new things... The list is endless, and I probably won't get to most of the items. But just the possibility of accomplishing some of them is exciting.
On the first Saturday of summer I'm also celebrating...my library! I discovered that the Delaware County District Library was holding a Book Fair at my local branch! I brought my bags from the last Book Fair, and was able to fill them with books. For only $8 a bag, I was able to purchase 82 books!
So this week, I've got a lot to celebrate. I've also got a lot of reading to do!