Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The Leaving of Room 215

Dear Room 215,                                                          May 28, 2013

     Well, it has been five years since I first started calling you my second home.  Over those five years I brought in objects to brighten you up, make you feel warm and inviting, filled you with books so that a variety of information could be found; now I have closed your door for the last time.  I have left the next occupant a few of those treasured items as my next adventure will not require them.  I hope that they will continue to be of use to those bright faces that will continue to pass through your door long after I am gone. 
     To those students of room 215, there are so many memories that I will keep with me as I go forward, and I hope that you will keep as well.  There were smiles, laughter, tears, frustration, light bulb moments, and hopefully growth and learning.  All of that remains long after the door closes as each of us moves on to the next adventure in our lives, as we all must eventually move on at some time.  
    To my coworkers and friends that reside in the rooms around 215, you will be sorely missed.  You were inspirational, supportive, helpful, and so entertaining in the last five years.  There are so many wonderful things that we did together that I know will never be duplicated anywhere else.  Those moments are as unique as the invidual people who created and particpated in them.  What other staff would dance in the halls to get kids to go to class.... I can't imagine that there are too many!
    I will always look back on these five years and remember "Beginnings are hard, endings are sad, but it is the middle part that makes it all worth it!"

It was indeed worth it!

All the best,

Ms. Gilligan
The teacher in Room 215