I can’t even mention the word ‘Graduation’ without my kids getting a little teary-eyed and quiet. They know that the day of their graduation is the last day of my teaching career here in Taiwan, and it shall be a bittersweet day. Having spent 5 hrs/day for the last 14 months with these little souls has endeared me to them, and them to me, beyond expectations.
My school has asked me to give a speech at the Grad (of course), and I can easily envision myself spending most of it unsuccessfully fighting off the tears. I’ve learned far more from them then they have from me. They’ve been the best part of my time in Taiwan, and they will be the toughest part to leave behind.
This being my first (and sadly last) Kindy experience, I’m wondering if there are others who would like to share some stories of their goodbye experiences. I’m hoping I’m not the only one in Teacher Land that feels this way!