once all of the presentations had ended and the kids had all gone back to class and i had thanked the volunteer judges one last time, i was left with the task of collecting materials and binders and returning to my room to calculate scores and grades.... and i never knew if i wanted to laugh, cry or scream. most of the time i just needed a hug. i just needed someone to know that i had worked really hard to make sure everything went smoothly. without fail, my wonderful principal always provided the relief and positive reinforcement that i needed: flowers, cookies, kind words, support.
this last week of school we had our third and final round of presentations. just as stressful as the first two times, but my relief from all of the running around was even better than flowers or cookies. it was our school district's night at the ballpark, and three of my students, along with students from the other two high schools, had the opportunity to sing the national anthem before the start of the game. as the "choir director" for our school, i accompanied my students all the way out onto the field. hands-down probably the coolest thing i got to do all year.
november presentations | flowers from my principal
february presentations | cookies from my principal
may presentations | night at the ballpark
love my job.