Friday, June 7, 2013

POETRY FRIDAY: Endings

Today is my boys' last day of fourth grade. Both Will and Ben had phenomenal teachers this year, and they both learned and grew SO much! Although they are thrilled that their summer break officially started at 11:30 this morning, they are both sad that the school year is over. I am, too, because the end of fourth grade means that my "babies" only have one year left until middle school.

Shel Silverstein has a wonderful poem about endings that I think is especially fitting for the last day of school:

Happy Ending?
From Shel Silverstein's EVERY THING ON IT

There are no happy endings.
Endings are the saddest part,
So just give me a happy middle
And a very happy start.

Thanks so much to Ms. Campbell, Mr. Czapla, Mrs. Hunt, and Mrs. Given for a very happy fourth grade year, and to all of the teachers and staff at Orchard Park Elementary School in Fort Mill, SC. Our children are BLESSED to have you in their lives!      
 

15 comments:

  1. Endings are hard! But it won't be long before it will be time to begin the next school year! (And as a teacher I say, let's not rush it. :-))

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    1. I know you're right, Ruth! Enjoy your summer! = )

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  2. Ending(s) here also.:(- :) ?
    Happy middles to your guys, and best wishes to great starts all too soon.

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  3. Summer vacation always seemed way too short! I hope your boys have a blast this summer & make lots of great childhood memories(while making messes you probably soon won't forget)! ;)

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    1. Thank you, Leandra! I'm so glad to have my boys with me, I'm even looking forward to the messes!

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  4. Every ending is a beginning to something! So here's to happy beginnings...beginning today!

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  5. So much growth happens in 5th grade, it seems. Perhaps the endings are sad for parents! Thanks for sharing Silverstein's poem.

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  6. Always good to hear from Silverstein! Sounds as though your children are in an excellent school! What a comfort that is, as a parent.

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    1. They are in a wonderful school, and I am SO thankful! = )

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  7. I love the idea of a very long and happy middle!

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    1. You know, I think that is probably why I always pick the longest books I can find. I like a great beginning and middle, but I always dread getting to the end of a good read!

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  8. Dear Becky,
    Thanks for sharing about you sons great school year. I'm glad they learned a bunch. I liked the poem you shared by Shel Silverstein. I agree that many times I wish a book would continue and not come to an end.

    Celebrate you and your love of family,
    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards

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