16 June 2010
the bell rang and all the kids screamed, just like they always do on the last day of school. suddenly, they were rushing for the doors, swinging backpacks stuffed with crumpled papers and old art projects. I stood in the middle of it all, feeling just a little bit wistful. I do not cry easily but moments like this do me in. kindergarten and fourth grade, over. just like that. oh but I am so grateful-- for the most extraordinary of teachers and a year filled with the most golden of triumphs. somewhere along the way, ezra learned to read and ava conquered her fear of long division. ezra's counting skills took off and ava's writing hit a whole new level of awesome. it was a year to beat all years, I tell you. one for the books. and in a couple of months, I do believe we'll be ready to do it all again.
but first: summer.