Post # 1
I teach 10-12 grade. I have a senior homeroom this year and at my school we are with our homeroom until they graduate (so freshman – senior year). And I’m just so sad that they are leaving. I’ve had some of my senior students for 3 years in a row and I just feel like I saw them grow up and I’m just sad (can’t think of a better word) that they are leaving (tomorrow’s their last day!). One of my senior students who I had for 3 years was on the verge of tears that he won’t be in my class for certain next year. Blah – tomorrow will be tough.
Any other high school teachers?
Post # 3
Hey there! Not high school, I teach elementary, but next year I’ll be elementary and middle. I’m looking forward to getting a taste of the older grades. This summer my husband and I are moving Maryland from S. Florida. I am so sad when I think about leaving my class – I thought I would have another year of seeing them around, being across the hall from them, helping them. Oh well though, I guess life goes on… I’ll have many more classes in the future that I’m sad to say goodbye to I’m sure. Next year, I’ll be teaching Social Studies and Language Arts to 6th graders, and then Social Studies to a combined class of 7th and 8th graders. I’m looking forward to it, but on top of being a 4th grade homeroom teacher, I know it’s going to be a lot of work!
Post # 4
@star_dust: oh that’s exciting! good luck with middle school! I hear that’s the hardest to teach.
Post # 5
I teach elementary ESL in Korea, it’s a blast. 🙂 I live in the same area as my school so I often see my former sixth graders floating about.
Post # 6
@FoxyBride14: Oh yes! Middle school can be the pits. My mom has actually been teaching middle school for 10 years now. Social Studies and Language Arts to 6th, 7th and 8th graders, but she loves it. I have good guidance in her. Good luck with the new students that you are going to get. No doubt you’ll make a great connection with them too.
Post # 7
Not officially a teacher yet but I’m a college senior a semester away from student teaching and less than a year away from graduating. 🙂 It’s exciting to think of almost being done but a little nerve-racking. Any advice for me?!
Post # 8
@FoxyBride14: Same here! I’m losing students that I’ve taught for 3 years. I teach 9th and 10th graders, but then I keep them for homeroom. Very sad to see them go, but SO READY FOR THE SUMMER!
Post # 9
@ceebree: yes I am so ready for the summer too!
Post # 10
I’m a trainee (in the UK), coming to the end of my training now on my final placement. Currently working with year 4 (not sure what the equivalent US grade is, possibly 3rd). Just hoping to secure my first job as a newly qualified teacher; had 5 interviews and edging closer every time!
Post # 11
I’m a high school English and Drama teacher! Woo!
Post # 12
I’m a high school French teacher. It’s my first year teaching and I’m already mopey about how sad I’ll be to see my students go in a few weeks. I don’t know how people watch them leave every year, again and again.
Post # 13
I am a 4th, 5th and 6th grade Special Ed teacher. I have 6 6th grade boys and 1 6th grade girl that will be heading over to the middle school in a few short weeks! (we are a small country school so the whole district (including my superintendent!) pre-k-12 are all in the same complex).
I am sad to see them go because I get them for all 3 years, but some of my boys have gotten so..nutty this year. I had one cry through resource room yesterday because his gf dumped him…then one of my kids got them back together an hour later (“don’t worry MissTaterTot, I got them back together-everything is ok” “Great Z, I was super worried”) HORMONES!!!! LOL
Things I try to teach them before they move onward and upward:
1. You don’t always get what you want
2. Treat others the way you want to be treated
3. Never ask a teacher her age and/or weight (and never ask if she is pregnant! haha-used to happen to me all the time when I taught 1st grade in the inner city and I am quite flat in the stomach region)
4. No woman wants to know what happens in the boys project know room- don’t yell about the pop up penis book (or anything else penis related) in the halls
Post # 14
I teach high school and I always face the end of the school year with mixed emotions. On the one hand, my students are totally DONE. They really lose interest after spring break. They have finals next week and I am still working on one of the exams. They somehow got a copy of a test from last year, but I’m on to them!
I always get sad seeing the seniors graduate. I’ve taught at the same school for 7 years and this will be the first year I won’t be at the graduation because my BF’s brother graduates the same day and I’m going to that instead. So my last day with them is tomorrow! I always feel so old too even though I’m only 29!
Post # 15
@marhino: Same here – I’m a semester away from finishing my master’s degree in primary (elementary) teaching. I am SO NERVOUS about not getting a job! As a long term goal, I’d like to work in a leadership role in literacy or gifted education.
High school teacher Bees – I think you are so brave. I know some people much prefer older kids but high school teaching scares me!
Post # 16
I teach 6th grade and it nice to see them move up to Jr. High and leave the elementary school setting; however, this was my first year teaching so this class will always be special to me.