What a Thursday!

Whew! Emotional morning.
It has been four years since I retired.
My last class of first graders that I taught in 2014, are headed to middle school.
This morning, I attended the celebration for these precious fifth graders.
It was great seeing the children and their parents.
Lots of hugs and smiles.

The ceremony was student-led. It was impressive to see  how the students presented themselves.
They were articulate and inspirational. This group of students has always been creative, energetic, and outspoken. I am so very proud of them. I definitely know there are big things ahead for them.

As I left the school parking lot, I was blubbering like a baby.
My husband said it has taken me four years to fully retire.
I agree. There is finally closure.

When I arrived home, I found this package from my sister, Emma.
She is the artist and illustrator in the family. Emma introduced me to Gelli-printing, and to the artist, Mark Hearld. Emma shared some of her work with me.

Gelli-printing

Gelli-printing and Collage

Cut Paper

It has been quite an exciting and emotional Thursday!

5 thoughts on “What a Thursday!

  1. Oh my, first grade teachers hold a special place in my heart! My bestie was a first grade teacher for 31 years, and also another good friend. They would both blubber at the end of the school year, and even I got attached to some of those kiddos. {{Hugs}} I can SO understand the graduation tears. It’s so cool to think about where their paths may lead them. Happy Thursday! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. I taught for 42 years. I always found the end of a school year to be bitter-sweet. I was happy to see the children end a successful year, but it was difficult to let them go. You are so right…it is cool to think about their future. I want to say that I enjoy your comments. You are so upbeat and positive. Thank you.

    1. My brother works in furniture and fabric design. My dad could draw very well and he also carved wooden boxes. My youngest son carves beautifully designed wooden boxes. He is learning how to weld metal sculptures. My two youngest grandchildren are artistic. My granddaughter draws and paints, and my grandson makes wood sculptures. My sister is a graphic designer, and a book author and illustrator.

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