Tue 4 May 2010
Today was my last day in my second grade class. It was definitely a bitter sweet time. I will miss all of them, but having it be my last day with them also means that it is almost the end of the semester! It was a pretty relaxed day in the classroom with the students going shopping at the class store and making Mother’s Day crafts, but it was perfect for getting to have one on one time with each of my children and allowing me to relax and interact with all of them. Before the end of the day we were able to eat cookies together and take pictures as well. It was a great last day even though I already miss all of them and feel like it will be weird not going to their classroom every Tuesday and Thursday from now on.
Not only was today my last day with my little ones, it was also the last day of classes for the entire campus. Tomorrow is reading day and then we only have four days of finals until I get to leave and go back to Indiana for the summer. Despite the stress of this semester, there is little for me to still do before I left. While I am meeting for all five of my classes, I only have one test and one project to complete for finals week. It is definitely nice feeling as if I am finished, even though I still do have to complete my project and do a bit of studying. The end of this year means that I will be leaving campus as a senior! It is crazy to think that I only have one year left of school, but I am ready. Having my last day as the UVP work study on Thursday will also create a huge change for me next year. Without working in the office and doing the tasks that I have gotten so used to doing over the past two years, next year is sure to be a totally different experience. While I will still be on the UVP council, I will be serving as the chaplain instead of the secretary and will be exposed to a completely different set of obstacles in the process of adjusting to my new life at Messiah.
I can not wait to go home in a week. Even though I will only be home for a week before leaving on the 18th for my cross cultural in Germany, it will nice to be at home again and be able to relax and visit with friends before we all split up again for the summer. The rest of my summer, after my 3 weeks across the sea, will consist of working at my daycare in Indiana, which I can again not wait for. I love working with all of the children. I am astonished every year that I am actually able to get paid for doing something that I absolutely love! I cannot wait to get back to my center and once again start working with the children. I just need to get through this last week of junior year and I will be a senior and will be relaxing at home!