Today was a rough day at school.
Not for the reasons I might expect. I've had lots of rough days because of behavior and such. Today was actually reasonably good in that respect.
Today I found out one of my students is moving. 2,500 miles away. In four weeks. He's taking it in stride, kind of.
I am not.
I love this student.
I love his family
They are an amazing bunch.
My students are not.
One offered his room, so that this student didn't have to leave.
He also said that this student can't be student of the month because he's leaving.
The student who is moving is the only one higher than the student who is upset.
They are not especially close.
I think he's going to miss the challenge from someone.
And he needs that challenge.
It's hard because in this community, families tend to stick around. Even if they change schools (which we have another student doing), they still see each other. And they'll still go to middle and high school together.
I'm struggling with how to help my students through this sudden change. I'm struggling because I don't want to accept it myself.
I guess I better get over that. And figure out how to best teach my students how to deal with unwanted change.
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