Yesterday I said Goodbye to my sixth grade class. Many of them have been with me for three years. They were in our multiage class for fourth and fifth grade, then were a part of my sixth grade class which I began this year. I have spent 540 days with them, over 4,000 hours. Aside from their parents, I will have spent more time with them than any other adult. That is a sobering thought. I can only hope and pray that my values and influence will have a significant impact on their lives. I know that I enjoyed my time with them. They are a lively bunch.