ELP2 had a beautiful gift for me! They all used their finger prints to make the leaves on a tree, and they all know how I feel about trees:) The tree is on a lovely ceramic plate I can have out on my coffee table all the time, to bring me a smile and happy memories every time I see it. We enjoyed a really yummy cake! Mrs. Carte Combs is so smart… it was CUPCAKES! so no plastic forks required:) Good thinking! I left ELP2 with a new globe to help further inspire their love and learning for our world, and some favourite rules of mine I hope they’ll never forget.
Rousseau staff and students presented me with a gorgeous scrap book containing personal messages and drawings from all of the students of Rousseau. I read every single one as soon as I got home:) I also received a young Magnolia tree I can PLANT IN MY YARD! I will love having my very own Mrs. Veryberry Trunks, seeing her beautiful blossom gown each spring, and remembering all my ELP2 friends who found their inner nature kid climbing the branches of Mrs. Veryberry Trunks at school.
So many drawings from students today! Too many to picture here, but a beautiful collection of portraits and designs and things I love!
Many, many messages. I have e-mails, texts and cards from families and children. The words are really, really touching and I am feeling the full strength of my connections here at Rousseau. Thank you to everyone who has reached out in some way, I’ve read every word and I am grateful for the relationships I have here.
You have always spoiled me, more than a little! Your gifts are thoughtful and generous. Thank you for everything!
Winter may be stubbornly standing in Spring’s way, but I’m feeling the warmth, drinking in the colours, and smelling the sweet fragrances… it’s all Spring in my heart right now! I’ve got flowers in every room of my house! I can’t walk anywhere without feeling loved:) Now THAT”S a great feeling!
Words cannot adequately capture all I’m feeling right now. I do think you all understand, as so many of you have conveyed a mixture of sadness and joy as we’ve prepared for this goodbye. Thank you for making my experience at Rousseau so supported and rich. Our families are wonderful, and the children are great fun.
I feel really proud of the pillars of our kindergarten program we’ve built over the years; I feel like our program stands on nature, kindness, risk taking, and mindfulness, and those are really big things! We wouldn’t have gotten there without parents who stay tuned in, open minded and involved… watching and seeing what their children are doing each day and supporting the teachers they spend their days with.
I am grateful Mrs. Carte Combs will carry this on, with the support of Mrs. Wilkinson now, and of course the rest of our kindergarten team!
Things will be different, for sure. My role has changed, but I’ll be in and around, I’ll be able to check in, see the blog, hug the kids, and stay in the loop. It’s my town too:), so I’m sure we’ll cross paths.
And I’ll be glad when we do<3