I must admit, I have been putting off this post. This is the final post (at least for the foreseeable future) for my kindergarten blog. I am saying good-bye to kindergarten at this time and moving to a new position. I have loved teaching kindergarten. There is nothing more amazing than watching students enter kindergarten in the fall, uncertain of what school holds for them, and seeing them grow throughout the year. They mature academically, socially, and some are almost as tall as I am when they leave in June! This group will always be extra special to me as they are my last kindergarteners. I cannot begin to tell you all how much I have enjoyed working with them. They are a diverse group of learners who have come together to become like family to one another. It was wonderful to see them care for each other--supporting one another when they were challenged, and cheering for each others' successes. I am more proud of them than I could ever express. I wish them all the best in first grade--I know they will continue to shine!
I would also like to thank the students' families. You are all such critical factors in the students' successes. I have known some of you for years, having taught your older children. Many of you were new to Brantner and jumped in feet first. I have enjoyed working with all of you and I thank you for allowing me to work with your children and be a part of their journey through school.