Today was the last day on Institute. I cannot fucking wait to leave Oklahoma, but I was so sad knowing that I will never see these first grade babies again. I’ve only known them for four weeks, so like what do I really know? But I feel like I’ve known them forever. My whole life. That’s what Institute: it’s the compression of 4-6 years of training into 5 weeks and the expansion of every moment in those 5 weeks into eternity. I feel like I have been here forever, even though it’s been nothing really.
I took a nap this afternoon and all I could dream about were my students. Intro to New Material, Guided Practice, Independent Practice, Assessment. They were getting 100% on everything. I woke up crying.