On my last post, I described how I find the end of the school year to be incredibly emotional.
Well, it hasn’t gotten any easier.
On Thursday, we had another assembly for the teacher who is retiring this year.
The children independently performed for their music teacher.
Some children sang, some played instruments, some told jokes, and one little girl even did a ballet performance.
At the end of the assembly, the Headteacher showed a presentation of the music teacher “through the years.” Very touching. She then told a story about their early years as new teachers at the school. The music teacher used to always play Barry Manilow in the morning before the students arrived and would occasionally go next door, grab the now Headteacher and dance her down the hall. At that, she turned on Barry and invited the music teacher up for one last dance.
Not a dry eye in the place.
Ok, maybe a few confused expressions from children who now believe the music teacher is the husband of the Headteacher.
While we’re on the topic of history, please notice that the nice looking couple talking to the music teacher in the above photo are none other than Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
My school emotions continued to go crazy on Friday when the older children performed their Leavers’ Assembly.
I work at a primary school and this year marks the first time I will have to say goodbye to past students.
The students from my very first class are now leaving the school.
The students sang a song called Time to Go. The lyrics which inevitably made me cry include:
And we’ll all go together
And though we’ll miss you so
It’s such a big adventure!
Time to go!
Yes it’s time to go!
As they sang the last refrain, the students came around to the teachers to shake their hands and give goodbye hugs.
Apparently, the kids were keeping track of which teachers were crying, and I won their unanimous vote for the most emotional. (Still not sure if this is a good or bad thing…)
World Cup football matches = Emotions of a different kind
The games have been very boring lately… but the fun of watching games with great friends is worth it.
Last night, we went to an Irish pub to watch the England match.
I’d be lying if I told you that there were no large pitchers of cider or karaoke involved in the night.
Emotions involved: joy & happiness
I’m not sure how I should feel about my German boyfriend who secretly wishes he were English.
“Pay no attention to the German shirt I wear beneath this flag.”
We had a lot of fun last night!
Now for those of you who wish I’d shut-up about school and football, get your food photo fix here.
I’ve been really bad at taking food photos lately… but the cats have been very photogenic as of late.
The cats live dangerously. We have tried everything to keep them off of our 6th floor balcony railing, but nothing has worked.
We just trust that their balance is greater than gravity.
Have a well-balanced weekend, everyone!