Moving up Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. 


If we were having coffee together, I would wish everyone a very fun-filled summer. Monday will be the last day of the 2018-2019 school year at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary school. The school is small and compared to the neighboring districts. There is one class for each grade from K-6. Currently, there are no more than 23 children for each class. We are a cozy community of children, families, and educators.

After the music, art, citizenship, perfect attendance, and a plethora  of club participation and accolades, each class weaved from their row of seats to the next grade’s row. The sixth graders walked up on stage for congratulatory applause. My sweet K- kids left their short-legged wooden chairs and took their place in the first row on scooped-back plastic chairs. Happy tears day.

Friday was a half day for all of the children—so much to sort, put away, and cleaned out. Of course, there were last-minute meetings, too. In the morning, the 2019 Remsenburg-Speonk seniors from the high school walked through the hall of their elementary Alma mater—such wonderful young women and men! I hugged and congratulated a few of my former special needs students who had done so well since leaving their little school with the big name.

Monday is another short day for the kids. My students will visit the first-grade classroom and teacher.  Report cards will be distributed, and the last of the art projects and classwork will be packed up. A summer activities packet will also be added to the backpacks. Then it’ll be time to wave goodbye until September.

Summer begins!!

As always, BIG THANK YOUs go out to, Eclectic Alli for managing Weekend Coffee Share.

Have a good week, Everyone. Make it great!

Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

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6 thoughts

  1. My son had his kindergarten grad. the week before last and the children were all so cute. He was lucky and had a class of 21 and there was 1 teacher and 4 assistants. All 5 of those teachers were emotional; truly love the students. It is so nice and the students share that love. Great learning environment.

    Happy summer and I hope this last few days of school are fabulous.

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  2. We had our graduation happy tears more than a month ago here on the West coast. I love having my “soon to be second grader” at home. I hope these last few days of school are filled with happiness and joy for you. Thanks for the coffee!


  3. Hello Antoinette, your post reminds me of the wonder I felt at leaving the “K” rooom for real school & first grade. Fear and excitement all rolled together. We don’t have similar memories for our own kids because we home schooled them from K-HS and, since I worked from home for most of those years, I got to be around them, see and hear them doing their class work, sometimes with friends for certain topics. It was great, but a whole different type of memory than my own. You know your work with these kids is beyond value. I recall loving both my K & 2nd grade teachers. My first grade teacher was kind of an angry lady, so that was a different experience.

    Sorry to be so late to your coffee time. I blame my son who gave me his cold last weekend.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Gary. I do love the kids I teach. I like to believe I am giving them a firm foundation to build their education and life careers on. Your own time with your kids is a treasure grove of great revelations.
      Be well


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