Thematic Photographic’s theme for this week has been “Got the Blues”, and with the end of the school year jumping out at me, this was good timing.
As some of you may know, I’m going to be changing schools again this year. I applied for a ½ computers, ½ math position at another junior high and got the position. A few of you may know that this isn’t all that surprising, this is the fifth time I’ll be changing schools in my career, the fourth in the last 6 years. That and I had a little inside info from the head counselor there, who I’ve worked with at two other schools, and the principal at the school had already hired me twice before.
You would think with all the leaving I’ve done, and that I’ve had some negative issues at the school I’m at now, that I would be able to just shrug it off without a single tear.
But the fact is that even in as little as a year, and in this case just 2, I have made some good friends that I will miss seeing every day. And as I was packing things in my classroom today, and as some of my good friends there were giving me a full ration of crap for moving schools, I realized that there will be people that I will truly miss (no, not the lunch ladies).
The end of the school year is always a mixture of sheer jubilation and a case of the blues. Summer is great, the freedom, the rest, no deadlines, no early morning alarms. But there is always faculty that is leaving (in this case I’m leaving them behind) and a whole class of students that are moving on to the high school. Or if you are in high school, moving on to real life.
The picture is of the first shipment of classroom stuff that I brought home. This is the signal that I won’t be coming back to that school next year. And although I am excited for the change, to be teaching more than just math all day long, I also know, like all the schools before, that I’m leaving something behind that I will miss.
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