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Finally, the holidays are here!

Admittedly, I will be in school today and for the next two days at least, just getting tidied up, and then prepared for next year, but it will be without the pressure of teaching and assessment! The days we spend in the classrooms like this can be quite restful to be honest!

But I can’t not mention the end of term, and the emotional goodbyes that were seen, with the Year 6 students who were leaving us for the portals of Secondary school, members of staff who are moving on, and of course, bidding farewell to our existing classes.

They may be hard work, you may want to tear your hair out on a regular basis, but you do develop a true emotional bond with the lovelies!

I have to admit to a few tears, especially in the morning when one of my darling boys was going. He won’t be joining us next year as his family have moved, but I had a special place in my heart for him.

As his mum hugged me, and thanked us for the last year, she got teary, and that got me going too! He hugged me close, and tightly, and my heart hurt… honestly!

Fast forward to the end of the day and I had been hugged by a LOT of kids, and mums too, and was the recipient of the obligatory thank you presents too, and what a generous bunch of parents we had too!

I think I may be putting on weight before I lose it again, with all the chocolates!


The handmade notes were gorgeous, the flowers, beautiful, the candles much appreciated and the stationery, well, I always need that!

But the handmade ornament was stunning, the cat mug perfect, and the Prosecco, well, what can I say!

I loved reading the cards, seeing my babies trying to write their own names too!

But we must move on…

I am lucky that I will have some of these children for two days a week next year, as I venture into Reception so to see the progression will be wonderful!

And I shall enjoy my summer recharge those batteries, ready for a busy September!

HAve a great day Peeps!



36 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. crosscountrylifeblog
    Jul 26, 2017 @ 12:58:29

    Congrats Ritu! Have fun on your break!

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  2. Rae Longest
    Jul 25, 2017 @ 01:20:50

    Congratulations on making another year. I had a tradition you might want to adopt. At the end of each school year, I bought myself some extravagance–a collector’s bell, a luxurious jar of body cream, jewelry etc.–for “making it through the year. I have a nice pair of earrings, a couple of collector-quality items, a not needed dress that I have gotten seven years of wear out of, and many nice things from this tradition. I highly recommend it!

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  3. willowdot21
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 21:56:59

    Teaching, one of the most important jobs ever.

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  4. ~M
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 21:32:47

    Such lovely blessings from the children, to their mothers, and all these lovely gifts. Looks like such a rewarding job. 😉

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  5. Erika Kind
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 19:44:56

    Oh my, a teacher’s destiny. But I had always tears in my eyes too whenever one of my kids left kindergarten or when the teacher changed. They did bond!!

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  6. Judy E Martin
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 18:39:05

    You had some beautiful gifts Sis, and it is obviously that you are very much appreciated.
    Now you need to rest up!!!

    Liked by 2 people


  7. Madekesiworld
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 17:26:13

    No one likes goodbye… honestly. I think if it can bring tears in your eyes, that means you special

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  8. syl65
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 13:19:33

    Have a good refreshing holiday break Sister!! 🤗

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  9. masgautsen
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 12:03:58

    And a great day to you too Ritu. It’s always nice to feel appreciated.

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  10. Ritu
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 07:55:16

    Thank you 🙂



  11. shelleywilson72
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 07:25:23

    An emotional day for all it seems. I remember when my middle son left year 6 to venture up to secondary and ended up being the first to cry which set off his teacher and the rest of his class – all in the middle of the leavers assembly! He’s now left school and is heading off to college. No tears this time! Happy Summer x

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  12. IreneDesign2011
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 07:16:20

    Nice to hear that you have had such nice students, Ritu 🙂
    Enjoy and get recharged.

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  13. Nina
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 06:14:57

    This is beautiful to read. 😊

    Liked by 2 people


  14. Michael
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 06:12:07

    Lovely Ritu that your students think of you as they do, makes all that hair ripping worthwhile doesn’t it….enjoy your holiday break..

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  15. robbiesinspiration
    Jul 24, 2017 @ 06:03:31

    How lovely, Ritu, that you are venturing into Reception next year. I am sure you will enjoy it. Enjoy the more restful days.

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