This is startling, but I've been in school essentially all my life. First as a student and now as a professor. Strangely, I pretty much feel the same about the last days of school since kindergarten . As school ends, I always get mixed feelings of happiness that a long school year is over and sadness because I know I'll miss my students. If only we had yearbooks in my classes so on the last day we can bring in cake and sign each other's books. I will write, "KIT this summer! See you next year alligator".