Well, here goes. This is my final blog post for 2020-2021. When this year started, I was terrified and uncertain about how to make it through. I didn't think I'd be able to teach, have fun, or laugh. I was worried that the students would be distracted and unhappy. The curriculum seemed daunting, and I felt unsure I'd be able to do it any justice. Your children, every one of them, made the year amazing. They were resilient, flexible, happy, funny, silly, hard-working, and overall fabulous. I am forever grateful for them, and for all of you for your support. The year was memorable, and I will certainly never forget any of them!
Thank you all for coming to our little Awards Ceremony today. I apologize for the technical glitches, and I appreciate your patience. Here is a link to the recording of the ceremony in case you were not able to attend. As I said during the ceremony, ALL of the students deserved ALL of the awards, and it was hard for me to choose. They all shine!
I enjoyed seeing each of the students as they came up to get their Memory Books at MRP this afternoon. I wanted so much to hug them, but I know it would have made me cry, so it's probably just as well that hugging is discouraged right now! I have had many teary moments today, and I think Monday will be hard. There aren't many jobs that require saying goodbye to your entire team every 9 months! This crew is particularly special, and I am so sad to see them go.
Thank you, thank you, thank you for your donations of materials, support, creemees, suggestions, and so much more. It has been my pleasure getting to know you all and loving your children. I hope to see you all around!