Dear 2B Families -
What a crazy school year it has been. As we look back to the beginning of the school year, I remember those 21 baby faces ready to begin their second grade year in the library! Remember, we didn't have our AC going in our classroom and your teacher was 9 months pregnant! We should have known then that this year was going to be full of adventure. Well, we made it work. Soon we were in our classroom ready to start working on becoming independent thinkers and showing our classmates, families and teachers what each of you was capable of and wow, you are highly capable of so much!
Not only did we have the addition of 3 new students to our school and 1 return to our Saint John Community, but we also had the addition of my new little one Dylan. So, after getting you prepared with routines and procedures, I left you all in great hands with Mrs. Callahan in August. I missed you all so much then, almost as much as I miss you know. I was so excited to share Dylan with you when I returned in November, just in time to meet your grandparents and family members before Thanksgiving.
We enjoyed our time "traveling" around the world at Christmas and learning about Christmas traditions around the World. We celebrated our season of giving with our book exchange at Christmas and returned with new energy and excitement in the new year. Next came retreats, field trips, a few Sacraments, birthdays, rosaries, Field Day, Catholic School Week, Valentine's Day, President Projects and book reports. We fit a lot in those three quarter at school.
Just as we found our groove, distance learning kicked into gear, but that didn't stop you. You kept working hard, you took on technology full speed and you continued to amaze your teacher with your work ethic. There are not enough words to say how proud of you I am. I'm proud of the work you submitted, your adaptability to change (I know it was hard. It was hard for me too), your effort to stay positive and your continued faith in God through prayer for those most in need.
These last couple of months have been tough for all of us. We miss seeing each other, running on the field together, hearing each other's stories about silly things that happened at home and most of all we miss being able to hug our buddies and play together. Well know this 2B, we will get back to that soon. Soon we'll be able to see each other again, to smile at each other in person and to be able to tell one another, "I really missed you." The way I see it is, this was our opportunity to take a closer look at how blessed we are. Thank God for your family, for your health, for your home, for your friends and for your school. These might have been things we took for granted because we never really took time to think about how much they all meant to us. Hug your moms and dads and tell them thank you for all the extra work they had to put into their own work, into being moms and dads and now becoming your at home teachers too. Hug your sisters and brothers and tell them thank you for being there to play with you and talk with you . They were going through all this too.
If I could give you all hugs, please know I would, but I might never let go. I've missed with you with all my heart, but I know that you all will be great, not only in 3rd grade, but as you continue on your journey. You are pretty amazing kiddos. Remember to be kind in your words and in your actions. Remember that it might not always be easy, but you CAN do it. Remember to give new things a try, you might end up liking it or even being great at something you doubted yourself in. Most of all remember this, our 2nd grade may have been a little weird, but even with that I had a great year with each of you and I will always treasure that.
Enjoy your summer, practice your math facts and reading. You knew I had to say that! I love you and will miss you, but on you go to amaze your next teachers and the world!
Your 2nd Grade Teacher,
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