Last Thursday, I wished my first graders farewell and hurried them out to their parents for the last time. On Friday, Taylor and I spent the day packing up and moving me out of my classroom. There was a small element of sadness that went with ending my time at Anderson after 3 years of working there. But, I am so thrilled and excited about my new teaching opportunity with the district that the sadness was short-lived. It was time for a change. My summer will be very busy studying and training for my new position as a dyslexia therapist, but I am looking forward to the challenge. For now I'm taking a short break...relaxing and thoroughly enjoying the fact that Taylor has moved back to the area. Next week I'll slowly start working on some of my assignments for training in July. So, take a deep breath with me, and if you are a teacher, enjoy the fact that we finished another year. We survived it despite the days when we thought we wouldn't. Now we get to rest and recuperate and prepare for the new challenges that are in our future. Happy Summer!