My 3rd hour final had a lot of kids actually working to finish up projects. Mr. B and I did some clean up while the kids worked and then Mr. B took care of grading while continued to do some organizing. At noon, all the seniors showed up for grad practice. I have no duties this year, as my main job is just to be a mom, but I did attend the practice and helped out. It wasn't too emotional but it was just practice.
Afterward, I met up with principals, student government advisers and link crew supervisors. It was not nearly as long of a meeting as I thought but we did decide to meet again next Tuesday for a more in depth meeting for planning next year's stuff. I keep thinking that this will be the last year I do student government-- I've said that for 3 years now and I told myself the same thing this year. It isn't that I don't like it, I do. I just do a lot and want to free up my responsibilities and then I think, why? I should actually have more time on my hands, so why not. Without my kids activities to attend to, what else do I have going on? So I'm in for one more year and I can reassess next year.
After school I attended the retirement party for several retiring teachers. I am always surprised at how many retired teachers who come that I know. I just finished my 11th year at Memorial and the connections I've made have been meaningful. I teared up during the speeches and enjoyed connecting with everyone. I came home and worked on Monika's scrapbook for a bit, did dishes, and vacuumed my bedroom-- which overfilled the vacuum with pet hair. While there's no school tomorrow for kids, I have some work to do and lunch to have with my department. We'll have our last staff meeting and I will be done. Not really done, done... I won't be done, done until I retire, and that won't be for a while.