The 2014/2015 school year has ended. Some people celebrate that it is summer, time for rest. Some celebrate the opportunity for new beginnings. Some celebrate a full, productive year.
I celebrate that my class and I managed our goodbyes. Goodbye with lots of celebration. Goodbye with lots of connection. Goodbye with the understanding that it is not really goodbye at all because sharing a room is not the only way to share.
We toasted a wonderful year (or for many of us two or three years) together.
Yes, we had some tears. Yes, there were lots of hugs. But most of all there was security. When you build something great together, it still stands when you step away. Somehow, quietly, we all knew this.
And so . . . our goodbyes were full of gratitude, of smiles, of honouring what we have built. And of knowing that it is in each of us.
I am so lucky to be a teacher. So lucky to work with such wonderful children. Today, I celebrate that.
Thank you to Ruth Ayres and the #celebratelu community! Being part of a community that regularly shares gratitude and celebrations truly transforms my weeks.