Thursday, June 16, 2011

To teach is to touch lives :)

May 26, 2011 was a sad say for me
 It was the day I had to say goodbye to another group of adorable first graders that I had the opportunity to teach all year. 

This was a gift given to me by one of the moms of my students. She had them print their name on a paper and had it lasered onto this tile. It brought tears to my eyes, I LOVE IT!

Below is the treat I gave my students along with a DVD of our school year featuring pictures I took throughout the year to music we learned in music class. The treat idea came from where she created her version of something she saw on another blog. Thank you for sharing that made my life a little easier. 

Not only was it a goodbye to my students but a goodbye to my classroom and the school. I feel so blessed to say that I have a job that I love. I love everything about my job, my students, finding new and creative ways to teach and make learning fun, lesson plans, bulletin boards, projects, books, reading, science, math, everything about teaching I enjoy. So to have to pack everything up was very hard.

My husband just graduated with a degree in business and accepted a position with Unique Beverage Company. Which means we moved to Washington where I grew up so yes it's exciting but sad at the same time to leave my job at a school that I love so much.

Here is a note I found on my desk after an inside recess the last week of school...
That just melted my heart so sweet!

Here are some pictures of my classroom before I packed it all up!


Bookshelf my husband made. This picture is very messy but it was the only one I had. The top shelve of books is organized by AR level while the bottom books I never got organized. 

Raingutter Books I changed these according to our theme or the holiday.

Last day with my first graders. Thank you for another fabulous year!

As Dr. Seuss would say "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

The teacher wife made a cute printable of this quote, if you're interested in printing it go HERE.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer vacation. I will be back to post some other projects we did throughout the year that I haven't had time to post. 


  1. I'm still sad that you're gone, but I hope you're having a great time in Washington. Summer school is almost 1/2 over! Taylor and Hyrum are in the other first grade class, but I've talked with Taylor and she's so sweet. Adan is in my class and is really low! My college students are working one-on-one with him. Any tips? He's a great kid though. Madison was in my class, but never showed up. Anywhoo hope all is well!

  2. your classroom was the cutest! i had fun both times that i went into help

  3. I have tears in my eyes! Whatever school ends up hiring you will be one lucky school.

  4. Good luck finding a new job! Your old classroom was very cute. I just found your blog tonight. I'm a new follower.
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  5. Your classroom looks so inviting and fun! Can I come visit? [=

    I featured you in the Blog Mixer Linky Party! Check it out!

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  6. Popping by to say Hi. You were spotlighted in my Blog Mix Linky Party.

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  7. Your room is super cute!! A few questions ...

    where did you get the posters on your yellow cabinets ... kind of hard to see but looked like vowel pairs maybe? There are paper size ones and then smaller ones too. I love them!

    Also, where did you get the adorable monster bags with your r-controlled vowels?