We made it! Let’s celebrate the last week of school.

I can’t believe its already here. The last day of school. June 28th. We made it! Take a deep breath, and relish in this moment. All of your hard work has come to an end.

June is a tough month. I don’t know about you, but in New York, we spend the last half of the month grading an examination called the regents and going to Professional Development “PD” activities. My brain feels fried and its such an unsatisfying way to end the year. But then of course the last week rolls around and I get to watch my students walk at graduation. That is the moment. The moment I wait for all year. The faculty and parents are cheering in the crowd. The students decorate their mortar boards with schools they are planning to attend in the fall. There is so much optimism, possibility, excitement. I wish I could capture that feeling all year long. I know my students are off to do big things.

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