Teachers let the monkeys out!!
That's what my 3rd graders sang out as I released them into the big world of 4th grade today. It was a fun, tiring. and maybe a little bit of a sad day. I've been with these little creatures for 9 months and spent 35 hours a week with them. Some days tried my patience, some days I laughed my head off!! I will miss them and I was showered with wonderful "goodbye" gifts. A few of the kiddos didn't want to leave...to them "school" is more fun and if truth be told probably a more loving and safe place where they get their little bellies full than home. That makes me very sad to think about. I have fond memories of these unique little people. Today was Field Day and it was fun walking around watching this kids play the games. They loved taking turns carrying my lawn chair and being my helper. As we traveled from event to event I told them to follow me..."I am your Momma Hen and you are my chicks, now don't stray from me!" One of them said after a few events, "Can you be a Duck and us your ducklings for a while? Sure, why not!!
God bless these little peeps...they will hold a special place in my heart!!