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SOL: Schools Out for Summer

by TWL Working Mom
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The end of every school year is bitter sweet. It is mid-June and you are ready, the students are ready, the admin is ready, even your furniture in your classroom is ready.

But it’s bitter sweet, because you don’t want them to go, but you are so tired that it just needs to end already.

This past year as 3rd grade was my favorite by far. The kids were just easy going, barely any problems, barely any attitudes and just kids being kids. I had a lot of babies still in my room. We had a fun thing where the kids just brought in stuffed animals and they kept them at their desks. It got a little out of hand when the whole class started bringing them in but they liked it. They are still kids. And I can guarantee, some of the kids that really liked them, don’t have any at home.

This year I learned how to be a different teacher. I learned that I did not always have to be strict and that we could still do silly things and learn at the same time. I learned to listen to my kids and they will tell me everything. Sometimes its toooo much but then you just sit and you listen! These kids needed people to listen to them.

I turned them into readers and writers. We read and wrote every single day and it showed! I am so proud of that. They really enjoyed writing and reading and that was a personal goal for me.

The fact that I have another year in the same grade and the same school, is amazing! I will be able to perfect my teaching for next year because I already went through it this year!

I hope over the summer I can gain some new hope and skills and strategies to use in my teaching tool belt!

Now…. professional development and tracking back to New York!

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18 comments

mbhmaine June 20, 2017 - 2:15 am

Congrats on a great year! After years of looping and a grade change last year, I’m heading into my second year in the same grade and understand your excitement! I, too, have thoroughly enjoyed my class this year, but am very ready for the year to end. Enjoy your break!

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teachworkoutlove June 20, 2017 - 6:43 am

Yay ! Teaching winning !

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jcareyreads June 20, 2017 - 2:42 am

Your students are lucky to have you!

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teachworkoutlove June 20, 2017 - 6:43 am

Thank you !!

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Wondering and Wandering June 20, 2017 - 3:48 am

So many accomplishments. Congratulations. Love that the furniture is ready, too. So true!

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teachworkoutlove June 20, 2017 - 6:44 am

LOL yessss my tables were looking real tired after being moved all over the room lol

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ureadiread June 20, 2017 - 3:55 am

Congratulations on a year of realizations and creating readers and writers. May you nurture your confidence and your toolbelt this summer!

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teachworkoutlove June 20, 2017 - 6:44 am

Thank you for your positive words !

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Michelle Haseltine June 20, 2017 - 6:35 am

Sounds like it was a great year! Enjoy your summer!

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teachworkoutlove June 20, 2017 - 6:44 am

Thank you ! Should be a nice one !

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arjeha June 20, 2017 - 7:08 am

What can be better than a year where everyone learns something new, teacher and students alike. Glad that you will have the same level next year and will be able to expand on what you did for your students this year. Enjoy your summer.

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teachworkoutlove June 20, 2017 - 10:03 am

Yes it will be so nice ! Thank you !

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Darin Johnston June 20, 2017 - 7:37 am

Enjoy your break and you restore yourself a little bit! It will be nice to teach and know where things are in your classroom, won’t it? 🙂

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teachworkoutlove June 20, 2017 - 10:01 am

So nice !

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Lorie Barber June 20, 2017 - 7:40 am

What a wonderful reflection on a wonderful year! It is really great to start the same grade the following year – you really figure out what you don’t know. Enjoy your break!

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teachworkoutlove June 20, 2017 - 10:01 am

Thank you!

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Debbie Lynn June 23, 2017 - 4:22 pm

Enjoy your summer. 🙂 Thanks again for the New York sights to see.

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teachworkoutlove June 24, 2017 - 6:00 am

Ur welcome ! I hope u enjoy it !

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