Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Tuesday SOL End of year

Tuesday Slice of Life with Two Writing Teachers

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”― Maya Angelou

So many emotions, end of school year.
The children are well aware that their time in our dear classroom is short,
ending this Friday.

They are, perhaps, not so well aware what that means.

What comes next?
A big unknown, for a preschooler.

They are feeling very emotional.

I am feeling very emotional.

Today, I received the biggest hug from one of my preschoolers, upon arrival at school.
Truly, he leapt at me.
I said, surprised, "Oh, wow, you are giving me a very big hug!"
He said, "I can't stop hugging you, Ms. Ingram! I can't stop!"

Have I ever heard more precious words?
I can't stop hugging you, Ms. Ingram! I can't stop!

Made my day.
Made my week.
Made my year.

What a delight, preschoolers!!


  1. Ah...yes. What joy and unbridled love!

  2. They do know, don't they, that change is coming? Little children feel so much more than we think they do. There is a poem that has the line something like "Please, don't bring on the future yet." I imagine you're feeling a little bit like that, Maureen. Hope your week continues to be pleasure after pleasure!

  3. "I can't stop hugging you, Ms. Ingram! I can't stop!" Doesn't this just make it all worthwhile? Happy summer thoughts to you!