Monday, June 24, 2013
Friday was our last day of school. The part-time counselor and I tried to have a lunch bunch with the children at each grade level who were not retuning to our school in August. We are very good about welcoming new students but honestly by the end of the year the exhaustion takes over. The students did appreciate our efforts and it is definijley something worthwhile to plan for the last week. I also made sure to see the students individually who had a really tough year, especially those who lost a close family member. Children who experience trauma are very vulnerable at times of transitions. It is important to have the opportunity to say goodbye even if it is only for the summer.