Our feelings of excitement and anticipation grew as the first day of June approached. Then all of a sudden it happened. Now we weren’t so sure. June has arrived. It was a beautiful time with the world around us turning green, the sun shining on our faces during recess as we threw our coats aside, and the joy of playing with spring toys at recess took over. the top. Basketballs, skipping ropes, sidewalk chalk and soccer balls that had gathered dust during the winter months became a welcome sight. Dandelions filled our field, turning it into a sea of pure gold.
However, a sense of sadness crept into the classroom every year at this time. Nothing has changed, year after year. I did my best to avoid this little cloud hanging over us with silly stories and fun games. Even tap dancing to entertain the kids didn’t change anything. A day or two into this amazing month, the realization that we were going to say goodbye as a class family took over. Of course, we still saw each other every day, but we knew it would be different.