Last Thursday's 3rd grade class concluded my 10th year working as a substitute teacher. The official last day of school was Friday the following day.
As expected, there was not much in the way of actual instruction. All the textbooks had been returned to the library, all grades had been previously posted in the computer system and "Certificates of Achievement" were printed and signed by the principal ready for the commencement assembly scheduled for tomorrow morning.
The only outburst of excitement came from a boy in the 3rd grade classroom next door: "YIPPEE! I don't have to go to 4th grade next year!"
Shall we hopefully assume he's skipping directly into 5thgrade...maybe?