I love linking up to a wonderful celebratory community, inspired by Ruth Ayres, every Saturday!
I'm sure there will be lots of celebration blog posts about the end of the year today! Here is mine.
This was an especially difficult ending this year because I've taught my sixth graders for three years. What a wonderful three years we had. They grew and learned so much! I loved my white board on the last day of school:
Sigh. I'm so lucky I do what I do!!! I'm also celebrating the fact that I get to keep my fifth graders another year!!
I love our school tradition of making a "tunnel" on the last day of school, high-fiving every exiting student and cheering them on. We have a loudspeaker and music, and all the teachers come out. The buses make several rounds as the kids wave and cry out the bus windows, and we wave back. Oftentimes I get teary-eyed on the last day of school, but this year, as the last bus pulled away, I sobbed! I had to go back inside the building really quickly and hide in my classroom!
This was a week of high emotion and other things to celebrate. My best friends gave Libby (they call themselves the "honorary aunts") a bridal shower at my house over Memorial Day weekend, and one of my best friend's daughter, Shannon, graduated from high school and had her party. Here are our honored young women:
Shannon and Libby
Me with the Honorary AUnts
Other pictures of the festivities:
Shannon designed the cover!
She was also recognized as a National Merit Scholar!
The three stooges - Ellie, Shannon, Katie
The Honorary Aunts with Shannon, the Graduate
Shannon opening our gift with a hug from Annie
Annie and me at graduation dinner
Katie and me at graduation dinner
Proud and excited mother-of-the-bride and the "Queen" bride-to-be
Libby with some of her bridesmaids
Libby with Grandma Mueller
Maid of honor and bride
Now there are only 6 days until THE WEDDING!!!!!
Front of the ceremony program
SO much to celebrate!