The end of the school year is always such a bittersweet time! Teachers start to count the days until they are able to relax and recharge from
an absolutely crazy a hectic school year. However, not all of our students are looking forward to weeks without the comfort of coming to school daily.
This year, I have been on morning arrival duty for my campus. I spent many early mornings...in every kind of weather...watching my kids arrive at school. Some of them get out of a car driven by their mother who packed them a lunch, kissed them good by, and told them to have a great day. Then, there are the other kids. The ones that get off the bus after getting themselves and their siblings ready for school without any help from a parent. The ones who got out of a car with an adult screaming and fussing at them. The ones who were dropped off by an adult under the influence of who knows what. These kids are able to put a smile on their face and learn because they know their teachers love them. For these students, the long summer months won't be something to look forward to. Being reminded each morning of the difference teachers make in the lives of their students, make me treasure the last few days with my precious children even more.
If you would like to try these awards in your classroom, I have made the fully customizable Perfect Attendance and Excellent Citizenship Awards available from FREE to use in your classroom. You can download either of these awards by clicking on the image.
You can check out the complete set here.