Post # 1
As some of you may know I am a preschool teacher. Well today was a very sad day for me. I walked into work only to find out that my one student (whom I’m very attached to) is moving with his family back to Russia. No one from the school told me that he was moving and that his last day with me was Friday, which means I never got to say goodbye.
I am so sad. I was so attached to that little boy and now I won’tever see him again. What’s killing me is not having said my goodbyes. He is sorely missed. Anyone else go through this?
Post # 4
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Aw, it is hard. I used to get so sad when a student left mid-year. I had a little boy in kindergarten last year who moved to Canada over the weekend – and I was sad, but you will have so many students lives who you will impact, and if you teach in a transient school (mine is – we get kids in and out all year long), you just learn to love them during the time you have, and let them go knowing you were a great teacher – no matter how long you taught them!
I’m sure your little one misses having such a great teacher!
Post # 5
When I was teaching preschool, this happened a few times- children moved or pulled out of the daycare due to financial reasons. It was hard, but I just made it my mission to instill in the children how very special I thought each and every one of them was/is. What else can you do? You just have to teach your hardest and care for them with all your ability. It’s hard when they move on, especially when you can’t say goodbye, but you can’t dwell on it, or the other kiddies wont get your best.
Post # 6
Hello! I know what you mean about missing kiddos when they leave. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten quite so beat up about not getting to say goodbye though. I usually just think that if I did a good job letting the kid know that they were important to me, then they know that no matter how we parted. 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks guys. I had a little talk with my fiancé about it and he said the same thing you all did. Itã just hard. Beber thought i would get so attached. I’m just going to use it as a learning lesson so always give my children the best and treat everyday like I might not see them again. I love them all
Post # 9
As a parent who is not a teacher, I have to say it is heart warming to know that you care so much! Teachers are oh so very important in a child’s life, andgreat ones who care are even more so.
Post # 10
I’m a new teacher, so I don’t have much experience with this, but I can totally sympathize! I student taught last year and it’s hard knowing that I probably won’t see any of those kids again. I miss them, and still have dreams that I’m their teacher. It’s one thing that sucks about being a teacher–you get so attached to your students, it’s hard to see them leave!
Post # 11
Aw, you never got to say goodbye? That’s hard. Like the PP have said, it’s important for all the children to know how special they are and this can be your inspiration. Next time little Tommy won’t stop stealing Billy’s markers, remember that your response could be your lasting impression.
Post # 12
My parents are both teachers, and I am a teacher (and my aunt, and my uncle, and my other aunt, oh and my cousin…lol). I have moved schools a few times in the past few years, and I work in schools where kids move at random points during the year. My parents always say, “There will be great kids everywhere you go.” And it’s true. Do I miss my kids in Philly? Of course. It makes me sad that I am no longer part of their education. But do I love the kids I have now? Absolutely!
Post # 13
Thanks so much for all the warm responses. It’s making it easier. And i know I’ll meet wonderful kids no matter where life takes me OR where life takes the kids too.