I found out today that I am 100% having First Grade again next year. There was a bit of uncertainty because I have a few customers this year who might have really thrived with continuity next year. And, while I love this class dearly, I am also eyeing some pretty choice Kindergarteners. There are the usual cute ones and the (in my opinion) fabulous wacko boys who make me laugh all day.
I think I might cry on the last day. I have loved these kids with every fiber of my being. Their joy at learning and laughing has been visceral. But they are ready for Second Grade. I saw it clearly today. We have 19 more days of joyous celebration of our community and of studying something we all really love...Dragons.
I can't wait to do it all over again next year. I. Can't. Wait. I am the luckiest woman in the world.