One of the traditions that I started at LPS was something we did all three years I was there. My high school (Go Spartans!) had a tradition of having the senior teachers write letters for a student they felt close to, and giving it to them their last week of high school. I continued that tradition at LPS and had other teachers and admin help me write a letter to all of our graduating students. We would pass them out at graduation (an event all our seniors would definitely be there for!) and help them celebrate their successes one last time.
I had the privilege of collecting and helping pass them out at graduation, and it was just a little reminder of how much I love my students and what I do. I hope I like my students and coworkers as much at my new job as I have loved my last.
Have you ever written a note of congratulations for someone? Anyone you mentored or watched them graduate from their program?
The school year is drawing to a close! Last week on Thursday we had our awards ceremony, and it was truly amazing to see so many of our students standing there proudly with their awards. This year our kids have really risen to new academic heights, which is exciting!
When I think about where my students have come from, and how much work they have put into their education, I get a little teary eyed, and know that small things such as awards nights help validate their effort. I also love meeting and seeing students interact with their families, which is always so sweet.
A few weeks ago, we had our professional development day at our sister school in Hayward. We usually meet up once every other month for a jam-packed day of discussion. I personally love and hate these days. Although the … Continue reading →