Get out those lawn chairs, dust off the patio, find those sun hats you thought you’d never see. Summer is finally here! For us, teachers, this warm welcome is also accompanied by a departure, as we bid farewell to our cherished students.
In that honor, I would like to share a poem I wrote for my students marking this time of year. If you read my last post, you know that for some students saying goodbye is not an easy task. Well, this is not goodbye.
This is Not Goodbye!
As I send you on your way,
There’s something I want to say –
Throughout the year I watched you grow,
Blossom into the gem we all know.
We learned, we played, we laughed a lot,
We built a castle where once stood a dot.
As you spread your wings and begin to fly,
Always remember it began with a try.
‘I can’t’, ‘I won’t’, was not permitted,
Fear and doubt should be omitted.
Be your best and try your hardest,
Read a lot to go the farthest.
Come and visit and say ‘Hi’,
See you later – this is Not goodbye!
Feel free to download a copy of the poem by clicking on the link below.
Thank you and happy Summer everyone!
This is Not Goodbye by Lora Rozler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.