Mrs. Guthrie (@mrsg_elaandchill)

Yesterday

Thursday was the last day of the school year for my juniors and for me. It should have been a junior picnic day with games, movies, snacks, and grilled hot dogs. It should have been my opportunity to show my students how terrible I am at cornhole. It should have been a day filled with selfies and group photos, smiles and laughter, and memories made. • I definitely made a memory on Thursday. I went in to the school building on my scheduled teacher check out day. I only saw 10-12 people. Masks were worn. Social distancing happened. I spent the day mostly by myself cleaning up my classroom and putting all my decorations away. Of course I have to clean up and put things away every year, but this year was so different. Anticlimactic to be sure. Disappointing. Depressing. Joyless. My classroom seems so... lonely. • I didn’t get to truly say goodbye to my students or my coworkers, especially those that are retiring. Peg, I’ll miss your wisdom, your optimism, your straightforward attitude, and your willingness to help anyone. I loved hanging out. Hope Colorado treats you well! Can’t wait to see pictures. Greg, I’m gonna miss your humor and your quick wit. Thanks for always asking how I’m doing. Enjoy retirement! Joe, I’ll miss your jokes and I’ll always think of you and your family when people call the twins “the Beans.” Thanks for being a great boss. • Of course congratulations are in order for the Class of 2020 as well. I’m so proud of my seniors! My advice: Always put your best foot forward. Be kind to yourself and others. Travel if you can. Remember that life is not a spectator sport, so get in the game! Keep on learning. Just because high school is ending does not mean your education has to stop. And just so you know, today (May 23rd ) is National Lucky Penny Day. And today’s random fact is: If you have a pizza with radius ‘z’ and thickness ‘a’, its volume is pi*z*z*a. 😜🍕 • Here’s to the end of the 2019/2020 school year. It’ll go down in history for sure. • #teachercheckoutday #classof2020 #votech #english #emptyclassroom #lonely #imissmystudents #imissmyteacherfriends #imissmyjob #nationalday #randomfactoftheday #pizza #luckypenny #loveteaching #advice

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