It was a half day. Because I and another teacher have 8th graders for homeroom, we are charged with riding the school bus with them to one student’s home for a pool party. About 5 parents (mostly moms) come to help set up and supervise with us. The kids had a great time hanging out, sliding down the long windy water slide, and swimming. We ate lunch there and headed back to school where the tears from the 8th graders started pouring as they said goodbyes to each other. Many of whom will not see or hear from each other again for another 3 hours.

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