It’s always bitter sweet. It’s sad seeing our 5th graders for the last time – knowing next school year they will be in a different building. It’s also REALLY busy – printing certificates, finishing and packing away all the paperwork from the year. Packing away all my junk (as I never know if there will be a job for me in the fall).
Then the bell rings and the students leave with smiles on their faces and long summer days on their minds.
Working with children does warm my heart … and make me miss those times with my boys.
It always makes me feel good when a middle / high schooler see me – at work or in town – and stop me to say “hi”. If you’ve ever worked or lived with one of these creatures you know how gross it is for them to talk to an old person. So when they go out of their way to stop me… it really feels good.
There is zero job security. No chance I’ll ever have an overflow of $$$ in the bank.
Still, I do work with some really great people (2 or 3 not so great) and have the best boss ever.... but I wouldn't mind having that cash problem.