In her comment yesterday Cindy mentioned the word "bittersweet."
There are so many things I love about teaching:
(Oh, sure, they might look a little scary but, deep down, they just want someone to care about them.)
The comraderie of teachers
The spark when I feel kids are really learning something
Here are some pictures of what my Nature Journaling kids did yesterday. It was sleeting so we just ran outside for a couple minutes to gather stuff then I gave them a baggie of beach things I'd picked up a couple years ago and let them create these collages:
They had fun and I loved watching them be creative.
Things like this I'll definitely miss!