Today was a day of real mixed feelings. My temporary contract ended so I had to say goodbye to some lovely people who I’ve worked with for the last 18 months.
I made some thank you cards last night using my Cricut as there were a few people who I wanted to thank individually. I also bought some biscuits for the staff room, and some tea towels because they always seem to disappear! The tea towels raised a few smiles this morning (so did the biscuits!)
At the end of the day we had an assembly and I was presented with some beautiful gifts, including this amazing bouquet and a Cath Kidston bag (I’m still deciding whether to make it a project bag or a ‘carting junk to work’ bag!) I felt incredibly lucky.
I also received a lovely word collage picture. What meant even more though, were the kind words from my colleagues. When someone tells you that you’ve had a huge impact on a group of children and that you’ve done a great job it is a lovely feeling.
For now I’m a ‘proper’ supply teacher. (I was doing supply a couple of days a week as well as this part time job, but now I’m doing it full time.) Tonight, though, I think I will just enjoy the flowers and relax.