It’s with a heavy heart I formally address you one more time as your child’s teacher. I have enjoyed your children so much this year, it’s hard for me to articulate. I am so sad our time is coming to an end, and I will truly cherish the time we spent together. You should all be so proud of the children you are raising!
This week, we will wrap up the year with a number of fun activities. On Thursday, of course, we’ll walk across the street to go fishing at Bowling Lake. We’ll eat early around 11:40 that day, then head over to fish around 12:30. We’ll return to school around 2:30 or so, pack up, and say our goodbyes. That will be the hardest moment of the year for me!
While Thursday breaks my heart, tomorrow will be a GREAT day. Your child will receive his/her “School Days…” portfolio. In it is a collection of their hard work, photos and all kinds of memories from third grade. It’s a keepsake I hope will be cherished and saved for years and years and years to come. We’ll also watch the “School Days…” video, which is a collection of photos from the year set to music. It’s so neat to see what all they’ve done this year, and it always brings a little tear to my eyes reflecting on all the fun we’ve had.
The kids will get a DVD copy of the video, and I’ll send out a digital link, as well. I hope you can sit down with your child tomorrow night and look through their portfolio and watch the DVD. I think it will be as much fun for you seeing how much they’ve grown in such a short time. And, if the DVD doesn’t work for some reason, please let me know and I will happily replace it!
Thank you all again for an amazing year of school. I just can’t believe it’s over. This is a group of kids will never, ever forget.