The final week:
This was a bittersweet week. My students knew it was my last week and told me each day that they couldn't believe I only had 4 more days, 3 more days, 2 more days... On my last day, I assumed I'd get lots of hugs and maybe a few goodbye cards, but these kids really showed how much they appreciated having me as their science teacher. Almost every period there was a variety of snacks for us to eat. I have never received so many containers of cookies, fudge, pepperoni rolls, and rock candy. I was even surprised by a few students who I thought would never go to the trouble of making me something. I received drawings from students whose drawings I had admired earlier in the semester.
One of my students wrote me a VERY long goodbye letter telling me how much she enjoyed having me as her teacher and that she wants to be a teacher now. It was nice to get something so thoughtful and to see that I have truly impacted the life of one of my students. I had a really amazing internship and I have so much to be thankful for. My mentor teacher was so helpful throughout the semester and is someone I can truly call a friend. My students were so great, even on their crazy days. I feel like I can call Suncrest home and I am going to miss everyone there so much. I have to give a shout out to the janitor, Gaylord. That man made a point to say good morning to me everyday and gave me the biggest hug on my last day at Suncrest. I really love my Seals!