Monday, June 1, 2015

The End

A fabulous Hawaiian vacation, a rope, the school year, a good book, a delicious meal, and a career. What do these all have in common? They all have an end. And as the familiar saying goes, "all good things must come to an end." So it is with very mixed emotions I say good-bye to not only my darling little firsties but my career as a teacher. I am officially retired!

After 38 wonderful, crazy, stressful, tiring, unforgettable, rewarding, fun years-- it's time to cap my red pen, turn the Smart board off, put away my pointer and say good-bye.
As I begin a new chapter in my life, it's hard to leave the old behind. Teaching gets in your blood and I know I will not be able to survive without it. I'm teaching piano lessons and I'm teaching children in my church. So hopefully I can get my teaching fix. I also have a notebook full of ideas for teaching packets that I never had time to make. So please don't 'unfollow' me just because I'm an 'old-retired' teacher. Hopefully, I'll still be able to contribute to a profession that I cherish with all my heart!
My sweet husband and caring children sent me 38 gorgeous roses for my retirement open house.
I have been so blessed over the years to work with wonderful, caring, creative, and smart teachers, administrators, parents, children, and friends that have changed my life forever. I take with me many cherished and precious memories.
THANK YOU 
from the bottom of my heart!


7 comments:

Amanda said...

Congratulations on your newest adventure! What a beautiful gift you received. Enjoy your retirement! :)

Amanda
First Grade Garden

Karyn Hinkley said...

Congratulations on your retirement! How exciting to be embarking on a new chapter in your life! I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be sharing next!

Suzy Q said...

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you. Make the most of it!!

Miss Marcy said...

Congratulations! You are an amazing educator and I hope you will continue to inspire us with all of your knowledge and ideas! Your roses are beautiful...I am going to have to share that idea with my husband for when I retire! I also love your teaching plaque....what a wonderful keepsake. You have definitely made a difference!! Enjoy your retirement!

Sylvia Parker said...

Congratulations on your retirement. How lucky we are to have you! Enjoy the new chapter in your life.

Barbara said...

Oh wow, Sheree! A huge congratulations to you! That's very exciting. I love the pic, BTW:)
Good to hear you'll still be blogging. Happy summer!

Heather Cotts said...

Congratulations! I love your teaching blog and have used many of your wonderful ideas!