Every day we take the same dismissal path. I line the students up in order of their drop off spots. Every day three students go to our commons area for Y Club, our after school space for students who need extended care. Every day we say goodbye and I keep the class moving to the next destination. Today, that goodbye was different. I didn't just say goodbye...I said, "it was nice to spend time with you today" and J replied with; "I'll miss you."
My whole heart melted.
Thank you Two Writing Teachers for fostering this writing community and offering this challenge.