I've never been good at Goodbyes.

Yall Wednesday was SO sweet.
And incredibly sad.
It was my last day at the elementary school and it was SO hard saying bye to my 5th graders.
They all got me gifts but my favorite had to be a book that they all made me, 
It was titled, "The important things about Miss Jones"
Inside they each wrote me a letter & drew me a picture.

(coming in that day I knew I MIGHT cry, but that I could probably hold it together)

So then, my cooperating teacher had me sit at the front of the classroom,
and she had all my gifts up there and all of the kids were sitting on the carpet.
For those of you who dont know me, I am extremely outgoing.
But there's nothing I hate more than unwillingly being the center of attention.
I get so nervous and uncomfortable and turn blood red. 
lol not a fun time.
So she tells me that I'm going to go sit in the chair in the front of the classroom,
and open up my gits. 
My heart was racing.
But thank God I didnt have to read anything.
I opened the book they made me first,
and then 1 by 1 each student came to the front, stood by me, & read what they wrote to me.
My eyes were so full of tears, but I didnt let any fall!
I was so proud of myself.
I cry often, but I hate crying in front of people,
unless it's my mom, boyfriend, or best friends.
Here are some of the things they wrote.

Some of the kids started getting choked up while they were reading,
Omg my heart just melted!

My cooperating teachers!
There's 2 because it was an inclusion classroom.

It was definitely a sad day, butttt they're having a staff vs. 5th grade
kickball game on May 25th and I'm prayingggg I can go and surprise them!
I'm going in for an interview with my old boss today at the golf course,
So I'm going to make sure I'm off in the morning that day so I can go!

Sorry for the late post today!
Yesterday was crraaaaazzzzyyyyy!


  1. Aww - great pics - especially all those drawings! So precious! :)

  2. Aww that's adorable! Good for you, you'll make a great teacher.

  3. What an awesome experience! I am studying to be a teacher, and I spent a week in a classroom over Spring break. The kids all wrote me letters and drew me pictures too! What a rewarding experience :)

  4. I love it!!! :)



  5. Definitely made my eyes water! Super sweet :)


  6. Don't you just love how kids can make your day? I love working with my toddlers! They have a way of always making me feel loved and appreciated :)

  7. This is so precious. I'm glad you had such a good experience & hope you're looking forward to your future career!

  8. Congratulations!! Aren't they so sweet when they want to be?? I love the gift they made you. They did something very similar for me on my last day of student teaching, and I definitely shed a few tears! Congrats again!

  9. Aww- those are all so sweet!!! What a great group of kids and teachers you got to work with! I swear, stuff like this makes me want to go back to school and become a teacher! :)

  10. That is so incredibly sweet! That is something you will treasure forever. My mom has stuff like that saved from her 30 years, and it still makes her tear up <3