I have just found this emotional message posted to my blog
Message from Shontae. Shontae is one on my grade 6 students who has just graduated from my class and now heads to Secondary School in 2014. She has had a fabulous year and has grown in confidence everyday. I will miss her smile and kind words but I will mostly miss her worrying about me and my hug every Friday afternoon as she heads off for the weekend.
‘I would just like to say goodbye to the most special person I have ever met, Mrs Joyce, she has been the highlight of my years at primary school and has helped in the times when I have needed to be helped, I have never met a person who is so beautiful and lovely to so many students, to be honest without this beautiful lady I would not be where I am today, Mrs Joyce I am going to miss you so much, I will come and visit you everyday, good luck next year with the 3/4′s and my brother, I do not want to go just yet but I am afraid I have to leave some day, I have been crying my self to sleep realizing that I will never get to be in your grade again or be with you for a whole day, I just wanted to let you know Mrs Joyce that I love you and I will miss you and my heart goes out for you for everything you have done for me and everyone else we could not thank you enough! xoxoxoxox’