school play to go to varsity and junior varsity baseball games, a great decision as far as I am concerned. (I managed to catch part of both games.) I can't do it all and there were so many people at the play, I can guarantee no one noticed I wasn't there.
My first stop was Packemin. Two of my AP kids are on the varsity team. Both are great students and it was nice to see they are great athletes as well. Then it was on to a nearby high school to watch one of my algebra kids play. He was so happy to see me there. I know he heard me cheering as he picked up his bat to swing. I watched him get walked to first, steal second and third and then run home. It would be an understatement to say he and I had a great relationship in class lately so it was nice to give him this extra support. I will make a big deal about this game Monday. I know his ego needs it. As an added bonus, I got to talk to his mom and she explained the problems he was having with the meds that keep him focused and told me about the change she was making. It is so great to work with caring, educated parents.
I know I am going to miss these little things when I give up teaching so I'm trying to pack in as many as I can now. I want to keep the memory of the good stuff alive.