Sunday, May 21, 2017

That Time of Year - Celebrate 2017 (fourteen)

Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share the celebrations from our week. 

Four more days - I have four school days left.  It has been a long year, and I am ready for time to refuel with days in the sun, reading and writing when and where I want and taking things at my own pace.

At the end of these four days, my teaching partner will be retiring.  I taught with her my first year in fifth grade and followed her to the middle school.  It has been just the two of us for three years, and I will miss her terribly.

Pool time - My sister opened her pool this week.  This is where I spend almost every afternoon during the summer and is where my sister, my daughter and I solve all the world's educational problems.

Graduation Open Houses - My first class of 4th graders are graduating this year.  I have enjoyed watching them grow up and become such wonderful role models for my current students.  I am honored that some of them of invited me to share their important day.

It is the time of year when we look back and reflect, yet we also look forward to the days ahead.  It is the the time of year where we celebrate all we have accomplished and anticipate the celebrations to come.

Have a wonderful week and may you find many celebrations along the way!


  1. What wonderful celebrations!
    Wow! Four more days!
    Pool time sounds fun!
    So beautiful that they invited you! Your touch on their lives will always be remembered.

  2. Four days will go in a snap of a finger. Celebrate the ending! Celebrate the beginning of summer!

  3. Oh, those final days go like the wind, don't they? Your pool side chats sound wonderful in those "lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer." Enjoy this week, and a bit of being useless, Leigh Anne. How wonderful to see those former students grow up and graduate. I had a former student drop into the bookstore last week. It was wonderful to see him and learn what he's doing.

  4. Enjoy each moment of these days, Leigh Anne...summer is close enough to touch, for you!

  5. We finish this week, too. I'm looking forward to summer but wish I didn't have to say goodbye. Gonna miss those kids of mine.

  6. Wow! Four more days! I have three weeks and I'm thankful for them. Endings are always hard for me.
    Hope your last four days are joyous!

  7. Your summer sounds wonderful... and your first class of graduates!

  8. Endings. Beginnings. Such joyous celebrations this time of the year! The pool with daughter and sister and teacher talk sounds heavenly, Leigh Anne.

  9. Wonderful celebrations - your first graduating class and just four days left until you get that valuable time to refuel, solve the world's educational problems, and just do whatever you want. Energy for the next few days and then time to "give yourself some ease." You deserve it!