My seniors posted their farewell letters to our school and there is hiding in my shared joy for them a bit of sadness. Despite teaching all of last year, because it was out of subject area, I consider this my first year. This group was my maiden voyage upon what at times was a choppy ocean. I am sad to see them go. And even though at times I wracked my brain with ideas on how to motivate students who were culmintating their pre-college schooling, I genuinely will miss having them around.
I've tried to be honest with them. I've produced some great assignments. I've failed at more than one lesson plan. But in the end, I hope they learned from me--as I know I've learned much from them.
So to my graduating seniors, good bye. Represent our school well, your family honorably, and yourself honestly.