How many of us get hugs and kisses in the workplace? Today, I was greeted with "I missed you so much." "I'm so glad to be back - I was pretty bored this summer." (We'll see how long that lasts)! "Ms. Stern, can I have one more hug?" Talk about amazing drugs!
The hardest thing about teaching a multiage class is adapting to "family" that have moved on. The kids, especially my fifth grade girls, miss the older kids a lot. However, they quickly take on elder sisterhood with the new third graders.
One of those "elders" placed a wonderful note on my desk today. It read, "I am so happy to be back. I am excited about learning new things and showing all I can do. I love you, Ms. Stern."
No words ... just Yippee!