Yes, boys and girls, it is the LAST week of school. Mrs. Maurer is so excited! We’ve worked so hard this year and you’ve learned so much. I’m very proud of you! Yes, of course I’m going to miss you, but I’ll be right here in the hall next year, watching you trudge off to first grade and hoping you make a good impression.
This week is about fun and games and cleaning and reassurance. Most of my students are thinking about summer and the endless days of play and sunshine and friends that awaits them. But some are already worried about the realities of first grade. They know the work will be harder and the expectations even higher. Most will do just fine. In fact, Friday one of my students surprised me by reading the label on his ice cream. He zipped right through “artificial flavoring” without missing a beat and only got stuck on a couple of chemical words that stump all of us. Lol
I sat down yesterday to read the special newspaper supplement that lists all the area graduates. The photos prove that 2009 is the year of the worst hair I have ever seen! Well, okay, maybe since the sixties. But I sure hope some of these young men and women clean up their act before their first job interview.
I wish the young lady who waited on me yesterday afternoon at one of my favorite stores would leave some of her jewelry at home. It’s hard for an old woman like me to have even a casual conversation with someone who has her tongue, nose, lip, eyebrow, and both ears pierced (four times each on the ears). I didn’t know where to look. Reminded me of the quote I read yesterday- “A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that individuality is the key to success. Robert Orben” The whole piercing thing has gotten to the point that I don’t consider it a statement of individuality or even rebellion, just one more fool following the pack.
So…last week for kindergarten and high school and teachers and parents.
Ice cream today to celebrate our reading success.
Bubbles tomorrow just for fun.
Finish and autograph our keepsake books on Wednesday.
Do some serious cleaning Thursday.
Doughnuts and awards on Friday.
A great plan…