Today was the last day of school. This concluded my fifth year teaching and begins my official transition to fifth grade. It was very bittersweet.
I love third grade! The age of the students, the content taught, and the lightbulb that comes on right after Christmas break each year.
I adore the women I work with in third grade! I could not ask for a better group of people to show me how to be an amazing teacher. They have been my friends, work-moms, big sisters, allies, and role models. These are women who lift me up in prayer and surround me with love. I will miss being with them all day everyday.
But today, I must begin to prepare for new friends in fifth grade. I need to start wrapping my head around the maturity of 10 and 11 year olds. The content will be refreshing and make me work harder at preparing to teach-which I find fun.
So, goodbye third grade. You will be missed. Hello, fifth grade! Let’s do this!