Since Mrs. N., a lifelong learner of the best sort, is leaving to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse, our high school art teacher created a "Wild Thing" to which we all attached charms, symbols, and joke gifts.
One of the students in my current events class decided to recycle some old book socks and library cards. His colorful creation will grace one of our library walls next fall.
And a quiet little first grade girl celebrated a successful year by presenting each of her teachers with a rose.
Everyone is ready for a break, adults, children and teens. But we will miss each other and chatter excitedly when we meet in the mall or at the market. Because our connections are real and important.
How will you keep the learning alive over summer vacation?