Well, it's official. I turned in my keys this week. I'm officially no longer a sixth grade science teacher. It's still hard to believe that I won't be trudging back to my middle school this July, feverishly attempting to put my classroom in order and desperately trying to finish way too many Pinterest projects in record time.
There were a lot of tears. A LOT. I would randomly start crying when someone said, "Hey Melissa!" in the hallway, and I bawled like a baby when my building secretary signed her initials on the last spot on my sign-out sheet.
This weekend I had a much-needed getaway with my husband and two of our best friends. During our adventure away from home, I was finally able to process and take in that glorious revelation: summer is finally here. I get to spend all summer planning and preparing for my new challenge teaching fifth grade in the fall. I get to relax, read books FOR FUN, and finish my Master's Degree in Educational Technology. Did I mention that I also get to go to Space Camp with one of my best friends? Oh yeah!
I think I was so focused these last few weeks on what was ending that I forgot to focus on what was beginning. So many exciting new beginnings are happening in my life right now. New job, new school building, new grade level. I'm so excited about the new endeavors that lie ahead in my future!
My classroom, completely packed.
Teacher of leaders. Life-long learner. Space geek. Lover of all things color-coordinated, organized, and cutesy.