School's Out!

It is with mixed emotions that I meet the end of my 1st shool year as a fourth grade teacher. We had a crazy last two weeks of school, what with our 3-day Sacramento trip, Father's Day gifts, A trip to Disney's CA Adventure, a pool party, making memory books, room clean -up, and final tests and everything else. It was a whirlwind, but I got it all done and practically dropped dead at the end of school on Friday. I can't believe it's over! I was very emotional-this was a big deal for me to say good-bye to my very first class. It was an extremely difficult year, but also a huge blessing-I learned a lot, cried a lot, slept very little, tried to laugh as much as possible, and prayed more than I ever have. I truly learned total dependence on God for my strength, wisdom, and endurance. This was quite possibly the most stretching 9 months of my life. I was tested and pushed and pulled in way I never thought possible, but it was all good in the end. I can truly say that I was right where I was supposed to be and God is good and took care of my family, my students, my friends, and me while I labored. I wouldn't change a thing! I went home Friday night and slept for almost 12 hours straight-now it's Sunday and I feel almost refreshed=one more good night of sleep and I should be good to go! This week entails packing up my room, finalizing grades, report cards, and closing up all loose ends. My kids are still in school till the 21st, so I should get some time for all of this! Thanks for reading this and check in again soon for more exciting updates!


Shannon said...

I am so proud of you! I know it was a hard year and you handled it so well! And I kept hearing such great things about you and I was like "yeah, that's MY sister". And I can't wait to hang out this summer! Love ya :}

Joyful Weddings & Events said...

I'm so proud of you! It has been so neat to see you return and go after your dream & to see what a blessing it has been. You are meant to be a teacher & any 4th grader is lucky to have you! I'm excited to get to enjoy the summer with you!

lindsey said...

congrats on a great year mrs. mcallister! so proud of you for finishing fourth grade, but are they going to make you repeat it again next year?