Today is the last day of school and after my first unofficial year as a teacher (a teacher without a class), I have learned a few things.
1. Kids are hilarious...I laugh at something crazy they've said everyday.
2. Teachers are just as excited for summer vacation as students.
And my favorite revelation?
3. Nice teachers get treats at the end of the year.
One of the second grade girls I worked with (and her family) surprised me with half a dozen Delish cupcakes that were so gorgeous I actually gasped when I saw them. They were stunningly beautiful--delicately dusted with this edible fairy-dust-glitter and dotted with dragées (those little candied silver beads).
Each lovely cupcake was different...I got to sample Ginger Carrot, Espresso Cream, and Banana Chocolate among Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla (not all in one sitting, of course).
So, my final reflection of the year is this: I love my job. Despite the fact that teaching is incredibly hard work (and it is--seriously), I get to laugh everyday with 7-year-old cuties who...every now and then...bring me cupcakes. How lucky am I?!?
Happy Summer! And...