Here are some more goodbye messages I have received from students. It being currently 4 AM in Oregon, and feeling wide awake from jetlag, I decided to make this post.
Firstly, my student Jun Hui, 7th grade, gave me this painting. She painted it from a photo on my blog, here.
My coworker Grace created this "yearbook" with her students. It's quite amazing and beautiful. Grace managed to do this without me being aware that it was being worked on – she was good at getting all the kids to keep the secret of its creation.
On the front cover is "See you later alligator" and on the back cover is "In a while crocodile."
There were many envelopes and other goodbyes handed to me, too. I've put these into the yearbook.
My student Shelley created some paper flowers. Inside, was a secret note that explained how all the students were making letters for me. She had to keep the secret, see, but she had to tell, so she made a note and put it in the flowers which she would give to me.
My heart is touched.
I have some scans of some other goodbyes papers I'll post later, in a part 3.