Today it is official, letters have gone out to the parents today - my last day of teaching 'ever' will be next Friday.
Some of you will say 'but I thought you gave up teaching before' - I had, but after a year off, doing just a little supply, I was persuaded to go back one day a week. The decision had to be made before I did my first trade show in July last year. On reflection it was a mistake, life became sooooo busy as a result of the show but being the super organised person I am, I thought I could manage one day a week. Well I was wrong and after a very busy Christmas, I made the decision to stop and handed in my notice.
And this time it really is the end!!!
A month ago, when moving to our new premises I donated all my teaching resources - 40 boxes in total, to my children's school. I will miss the children and all the spotty things they bring in to show me. I will miss thinking up the activities and the staffroom chat but I will relish in the extra hours the day will bring and hope that I can claim back at least one whole day of the weekend to family time!!
I have taught on and off for the past 18 years, so a big part of me will walk out of the door next Friday but I am determined to make a real success of dots and spots and for it to be my full time job for the next 18 years.