But the last day of school was a bit sad none-the-less. (But not only because of S last day in elementary school. See my last post!) I am really going to miss this group of kids I had this year. As a class, they were by far the most excited students I have ever had in regards to wanting learn. They were on fire! You would not have believed the debates these kids had as we studied American History. And they were impromptu!
- Were the Puritans hypocritical or not?
- Loyalist or Patriot?
- Federalist or Democratic-Republican? (our country's first political parties)
- Industrial Revolution in regards to immigrants: opportunity or a form of "slavery"?
- Did the south have a constitutional right to secede?
- How could Abraham Lincoln issue the Emancipation Proclamation if he wasn't the south's president?
Here they are holding our Field Day Banner. They came up with the slogan themselves (it's on a cannon ball if you can't see it!) and drew themselves as historical figures. And, by the way, these kids are not just history buffs; this is one athletic little class with numerous soccer,baseball and football players. On Field Day, the other classes WERE HISTORY!
I will miss this great class... their enthusiasm for learning, care for each other, and love for me will carry this fourth grade teacher for a long time.