Ending the Year

Saturday, June 12, 2010 |
These cuties are in our Title1 Pre~K program. Their school years starts a few days later and ends a few days earlier than the rest of our school. This is all based on how the grant is written.

I had to say good~bye to these little guys this week. I've watched them explore, learn to socialize and grow into such wonderful individuals. Sadly, they won't be returning to our school next year. They will attend their home school for kindergarten.


I will SO miss their smiling faces and excited exclamations when I walk in the room. There is nothing better for your self esteem than when they shout out your name and are truly thrilled to see you each day.

Childhood ~ nothing can compare to its honest emotions.

Judge me if you'd like but I LOVE playing with Potato Heads. Seriously, if you've never had one you need to run out and buy a set. You'll be hooked.

On their last day we pulled out all the bins and had a fabulous time creating and chatting. Oh the things you learn from 4 and 5 year olds! They will tell you anything and everything in full detail. I could share some very interesting stories with you ;)


Just in case you didn't see the resemblance, this is me ;)

I promised not take it apart so if they come to visit we can play with it again.

You've all stolen a piece of my heart.

Have a wonderful summer.

I'll miss seeing you next year!

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Henley on the Horn said...

How PRECIOUS! They are going to miss YOU so much more than you miss them!

Suburban Princess said...

If any of my teachers were as pretty as you I might've been happy to see them too! I had lots of miserable teachers through the years!

Rene @ cottage and vine said...

I love this post Miss Potato Head! Don't know if I've ever told you this, but I am called upon regularly to sub. for a title 1 Pre-K. Love those kids and less than half actually spoke English at the beginning of the year. It amazes me how much they have grown in one year socially,academically, and physically.
I know that you will miss them, but you have earned a much deserved break. Enjoy.

Trish said...

You look so beautiful Jo! Your students are just precious too, I know you will miss them and they will miss you too!!! Love the Mrs. Potato Head, that is the cutest thing ever. Of course you would have fabulous shoes and accessories!! xoxo

Happy weekend and happy summer break to you xox

bevy said...

Jo, you are truly a gift from God to these children. (I know you feel the same way about them too!!!) And we can see this in all of y'all's smiles!

By the way, your Miss Potato Head is just lovely. I can understand why you don't want to take her apart!

Pink Peony said...

Very cute! If you are still have issues finding a dress maybe try renting them...


EntertainingMom said...

You make the Cutest Potato Head Jo!!! I love it!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

I loved seeing the photo of you and your sweet students.
They were so lucky to have you as their teacher.
Love the Mrs Potato head! ... so cute.

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend and best wishes for a great summer holiday.


Miss Janice said...

This is the best age...love teaching the little ones! I know you hated to say goodbye to them.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am sure there is not much that could be more gratifying than those wonderful children..... I am sure it was hard to say goodbye!! They are so cute.......and LOL, yes, Potato heads are fun!! I always loved playing with the kids and creating new "faces"

Enjoy your Sunday~


Pink Martini said...

This is the cutest post ever! Having a school year end is such a bittersweet event, isn't it? I think it effects both students and teachers the same way. At first when I read this I thought, 'how lucky you are', but truly the kids were the lucky ones to have such a caring and playful adult in their lives. I would encase Mrs. Potato Head in a case and proudly display her on a shelf or mantle.

I also just want to say thank you for the lovely comments you leave me here and there. I love coming over to your blog too. It' so peaceful and serene and you inspire me to get out into my garden more. I have all these wonderful veggies growing and I haven't harvested anything myself yet!

Have a great week ahead. :) xoxo

fleur de lis cottage said...

How cute are they and you too! Love the outfit..(I have those same sandals in black and white) I think I need a pair in pink and white too!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Jo. they are so blessed to have a wonderful teacher like you. I also love potato headsSadly I haven't had the opportunity to play with one for years...
I was in your neck of the woods last April, my husband was working there, it's beautiful.
Have a pretty night,

Tina said...

Oh Jo, what a beautiful post! These little blossoms were so lucky to have had you as their teacher, what a wonderful start to their schooling for them :) Gorgeous pic of you and the children and a fabulous Mrs Potato Head - I just love it!! Enjoy your school break ~ Tina xx

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