What an incredible day this has been.
The class of 3º ESO threw a little bon voyage party for me this afternoon.
They wrote lots of sweet messages for me on the blackboard...
...and we took lots of photos. Here I am with the 17 students who invited me to their homes these last 2 months.
And here is a group photo of us in front of the giant map of Ireland they all made as part of their SCAFenger Hunt project. It shows all the places that I visited on my trip through Ireland with Ms. Payreder. (It brought back so many nice memories of that fabulous trip!)
We also had a chance to talk a lot. I told them that I really loved Spain and that, thanks to them and their families, I had learned so much about Spanish customs. I also told them that they were a fantastic class and I thanked them for treating me so well!
They all said that they would miss me and I almost cried when they said that they couldn't imagine what the class would be like without me. And they told me that if I ever wanted to come back to Madrid, I would always have friends here waiting for me.
They were also a bit worried about my future. They wanted to know what I would do over the summer and in September, but I just couldn't give them an answer. They said it would be awesome if the four schools could get together and they could all meet each other and I could see everybody again! That would be awesome!!!
And after all the photos and the laughing and the talking.....we all realized how hard it is to say good-bye to good friends.