Today I said goodbye to my fifth graders. Most teachers can send their students off at the end of the year with a pat on the back and a “Have a good summer; see you next year!” But not fifth grade teachers. Our students are moving on, not only from our grade level but from our school. They’re leaving elementary school and becoming middle schoolers, and they’re excited to begin the journey. Somewhere in there, they know they’ll miss their fifth grade teachers,  ...

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