My work here is nearly done; no, I'm not talking about blogging but my alternate existence as a teacher. Last night was our graduation, and for the first time since our school opened six years ago, we were rained on. Now I know how my colleagues look when they get out of the shower! After our soggy ceremony I went to a dinner hosted by the family of one of my graduates. All I can say is that if every family were like this, teaching would truly be a dream job, and we would be living in a very different world. This family invited all of the teachers to dinner at a local restaurant, where they thanked us and honored us for educating their son. Our student gave a little speech thanking each of the teachers individually, and at the end of the evening the mom told a few cute stories about what our student was like as a little boy. This is a lovely family, who raised a courteous and honorable son and daughter, and it was a tremendously nice way to spend graduation night (even if I was still damp when I got home at 9:30 last night!).
So today I'm feeling great, if a little tired. If you are visiting on the Book Blog Hop, welcome. Bibliophiliac is my blog: I write about books and the reading life, and sometimes about my life as a teacher. I'm a passionate and voracious reader, and it all comes back to books for me. Of course I gave my student a bookstore gift card as a graduation gift!
Thanks to Jennifer at Crazy for Books for hosting the blog hop--I have found so may wonderful book blogs to follow through her auspices.