It's time to say goodbye to the 5th graders from my school, many of whom I've known for their whole [school] lives. What an impact you've made on Rock View! You will be missed...
Angelina, Watal, Kayla, James and Angela,
members of the great 2nd grade of 2016-17!!
Farewell to Ari, Charm, Cristian SL,members of the fabulous kindergarten of 2014-15!!
Farewell to Christian V, Kian, Cesar, Olivia and Erika,
who were in our short-lived Community Circle!
Farewell to David, Evelyn and Jose Luis,big siblings of students whom I came to know!
Farewell to Julian, Genesis, Kaylah, and Prince,
members of the Early Bird Garden Club!
Farewell to Fernanda, Sophia, Nana and Levi,who volunteered dependably in PreK as patrols!
THIS POEM IS FOR YOU!
and for all your friends I haven't named, who are important because they're your friends!
The Time We've HadIt's hard to say goodbyewhen you haven't said hellofor weeks and weeks--not really.I squeeze my own self tightand throw a hug through screens--I mean it, but it feels kind of silly...Kind of silly, kind of sad,but this IS the year we've had,and now it's ending--this is it.And here's the thing I've learnedfrom twelve weeks of online learning--if you need me, I am hereif I miss you, you are thereand the time that we have sharedhas marked our hearts with burning--just a bit.
I hope you carry all your great Rock View experiences forward into your growing up.
💙 💛 Farewell! 💛💙