Saturday, June 5, 2010

Congratulations Class of 2010!

Yesterday was the last day of school for students, and last night was commencement for the class of 2010. I really thought I was going to start crying that morning, when two of my seniors (who I didn't even have in class this year) stopped by my room to give me a hug and say goodbye. "You were our first teacher."  How I got through that without waterworks is beyond me.  I didn't realize how many great kids I'll be missing next year until I saw them all in one big group at graduation. 

As faculty, we get to wear our gowns and hoods.  I LOVE having my Masters degree, particularly because the sleeves make an excellent purse substitution.  Hey, check out the wall art behind me.  I know the point was for the girl wildcat to be daydreaming about the guy wildcat (my head is blocking the thought-bubblyness of it), but doesn't it look like he's just trying to bash her head in? 

Yep.  It's late and I'm sleepy.  Can you tell by my weird interpretation of bathroom artwork? 

Oh, one more thing before I post this -- the senior class at Mike's school voted him Teacher of the Year!  This is the second year in a row that he's received this award, and I am so proud of him!  He works hard, and cares so much.  (That's not just me saying of his coworkers IM'd me tonight to tell me that.)  He doesn't give himself much credit, but I think he totally deserves it.  (Biased...perhaps.  But that doesn't negate the fact that he puts so much of himself into his work, and it's so nice to see that he really has made an impression on his students.)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

U are tooooooooooooooooooooo cute in your gown!! I loveeee it!! And CONGRATS TO MIKE!!! YAYYYYYYYYYY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Chris said...

Congrats on making it through another great year - and super congrats to Mike - I just know that both of you are awesome teachers!!!! Have a super summer!

JessiW said...

You look so great! And Congrats to Mike...that is so wonderful! He should be very proud of least you are for him:)

*kim* said...

Congrats to Mike!!!! What a fantastic honor. And to you for making it through another year - I'm sure you are a great teacher and impact the lives of many - Thanks for that! Good teachers don't get enough credit IMO.

That painting sorta creeps me out quite honestly. :O

sandra said...

I thought that about the drawing before I read what you wrote. Too funny!

You look adorable :)

Congrats to the husband!!