I’m sitting in an empty classroom after my last high school class. Still have to calculate final grades for everyone and clean up the room, but otherwise am done. No strong emotions yet, maybe because it’s too fresh.
Only a handful of students showed up for class today, but a few of them still did math right until the last possible moment. That was a nice feeling to see that they were still interested in learning.
In my last Algebra 1 class, we had a chance to have some closure. I explained that I wouldn’t be returning to the school next year and that normally work at a university. We then talked about the etiquette of giving and receiving business cards and I gave each student my business card.
This afternoon, my Algebra 2 students will come by the room and we’ll go have frozen yogurt together.