A Bittersweet Goodbye

During J-Term 2018, 286 students and 29 program leaders will participate in one of Luther's 17 courses around the globe. Although it's impossible to keep up with everyone, these blogs are designed to provide glimpses into our students' adventures.

Take a look at the course descriptions, itineraries, and leaders to learn the details of each exciting trip. Most importantly, read the blogs to experience life alongside our traveling students.

J-Term Highlights

Check out these highlighted posts about unforgettable moments, lessons learned, and life-changing experiences!

The day has a sadly come and we have just finished our last day in the classroom. This experience has been so amazing and we are so sad to leave our kiddos. Let’s rewind and take a look back at our last week here in Gallup.

On Wednesday during recess there was a little but of snow left over at Catherine A. Miller. The kids aren’t allowed to throw the snow or walk on the snow/ice for safety reasons. I found it quite comical that they actually had the one little section of snow barricaded with orange cones so the children couldn’t get to it. It would be hard to block of all the snow on a playground back home! Wednesday evening, we made breakfast for dinner with pancakes and eggs. It was a delicious end to a great day.

The last week at Roosevelt went by quick for the students placed there. The week started out by an all staff meeting and ice cream to celebrate their hard work with the students. During the week they continued to help the students with their math and reading.

Our very last day came up a lot quicker than any of us expected. It was so bittersweet to leave our classrooms for the last time. The day was filled with gifts, hugs, cards, and a lot of sad faces. It was incredible to see that we made such an impact we had on the kids in our short time here.

Now, we are packing and getting ready for our departure. Tomorrow, we are driving to Albuquerque and staying in a hotel because of our early flight on Saturday morning.

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The "pile" of snow blocked off during recess at Catherine A. Miller Elementary.
Our pancake dinner on Wednesday night.
Last day of school photo.