Today was my last day of classes. I left my last class with eyes burning. I bought 50 neck ties and I gave them out to the kids that have really went out of their way to talk to me over the past three years (even if they kind of suck at English) and the kids that took my special elective class twice. It went over smashingly.
Some of the first graders drew me pictures and wrote cards to me. I sat at my desk trying not to cry. Many of them drew the Eigo (Japanese for "English) Monster which is the diagram I always draw to show them where their tongues need to be to make R and L sounds. They loved the Eigo Monster so much they named it even though I had been drawing it for three years.
This is it, tomorrow my time at Tanigawa Junior High School comes to an end. I need to write about all of this, but I can't right now. I'm still sorting it out and working it through. I can't believe it's about to come to an end. But it is. Tomorrow, it's all over.