My sweet daughter Katy mailed me this t-shirt she made for me to wear the last day of school. This is the front...
...and this is the back. You see, I'm moving up to second grade with this group! Saying good-by was no problem for the Bumblebees, because we will all be saying hello again in August. Can't wait. (Actually, I can wait until I've had a looooong rest. June through August should suffice.)
The students loved this shirt. Dave always said that teachers were the only people on earth who would wear this type of clothing. Only he used more colorful adjectives to describe them. He was right. At various times in my teaching career, I have dressed as a red crayola, a blue M&M and Junior Asparagus from Veggie Tales. And those were the ones my own personal children would tolerate and be seen in the same room with me.
This shirt also sparked a conversation among teachers as to, "What is the worst teacher-themed accessory you have ever been given and/ or you have worn?"
Me first! One year a student gave me a ginormous necklace that included real sharpened pencils. One of the teachers wanted to know if the points faced "up" toward my neck. Well, no. And I did not run with my scissor necklace, either.
Thanks for a great school year parents and students! I will miss you and I appreciated all your help and support this year. See you in August!