Every once in awhile you run across one of those songs that you feel just had to be written by a teacher. This is one of them. (L uses it every year in the end-of-the-year video that she makes for her 1st graders.)
I really couldn't wish much more for the students I've just spent an entire year with. (Yes, I just ended that sentence with a preposition. Do as I say, not as I do!) The students are so much a part of our lives for that year, and then they are off to new classrooms- new worlds. A part of me goes with them, but a part of them stays with me, too. It's a pretty good trade off.
At Trailer High, any student who passed the State Assessment in Math gets to opt out of finals and miss the last two days of school. That means today is the last day for most of my sophomores. Another class of sophomores is headed out the door of my room for good. I'm sending good thoughts with them. And they don't get much better than this classic by Rascal Flatts, "My Wish."