Finishing up the school year is one thing; finishing it while simultaneously packing up my classroom is quite another. There's so much I want to write about right now, from telling my students that I'm leaving to some super thought-provoking articles I've read, to my amazingly mixed reactions to not being a part of my school next year and how astoundingly sweet my students all are. But right now, I'm kind of hunkered down trying to get grades done, say thank you to my coworkers, take down three years' worth of classroom buildup, and--the monumental task--set my students loose ready to think critically and take on the world.
Think me happy thoughts. On Friday, it's all over.