It's 10:30 Tuesday morning of the last week of school. It is my prep period, so I have no students and my 70s rock playing on my Pandora station.
Students are beginning the first phase of locker clean-out, and the sound of giggles and lockers shutting echoes their way down the hall and into my room.
I smile and remember...
...the final writing in their notebooks,
...the end-of-the-year activities,
...the stolen moments of going outside,
...the surprising discovery of a missing book,
...the year-end video,
...the smiles and laughter,
...the anticipation of summer,
...the hugs goodbye.
I remember what all we missed last May. I smile and open my arms and my heart to embrace these next three days.
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