Here are the last few days in a nut shell.
Keeping the students calm. Any kind of transition can be stressful, but this guy does a good job of getting what he needs to destress. We didn't have any big issues this year, for which I am grateful.
The paperwork piled up at the end, but I got through it: IEPs, progress reports, report cards, ESY, last minute personal papers.
I decided to try something new with organization for next year and that is having monthly boxes organized by themes and boxes for very specific subjects such as behavior or science and social studies, etc, that are not organized by monthly themes. Boy was this a hassle to put together but thank goodness for my wonderful Paras who did the bulk of this! We'll be adding to it as the school year progresses.
Finally, goodbyes. I received this wonderful card from one of my student's parents and it touched my heart. This is what makes my job worthwhile and why I continue to stick with it.