Saturday, May 25, 2013

From the Mouths of Babes

Day 25, Saturday: Something someone told you about yourself that you'll never forget (good or bad).

Just about this very time last year, I had just told my students that I wouldn't be back the next year because of our impending move to Australia.  It was surprising news for both me and them.  Because of the setting in which I teach, I have most of my students for multiple years.  So it was especially hard to think about not being their teacher the next year.  As a teacher, I place a lot of importance on what my students think about me.  Kids are extremely (and sometimes brutally) honest.  They speak their minds and have a certain way of "telling it like it is."  So when I received this letter from one of my students who had been with me for nearly three years, I was so flattered.  I will always remember sweet Kassandra.  Her words were some of the best compliments I've ever received. 

On an unrelated note... while I was looking for the above photo among the other photos of student work/letters that I've saved over the years, I came across this gem and just had to share.  Oh how I miss these amazing (and hilarious!) kiddos!

This was a journal entry responding to "tell me what you did this weekend."  Apparently this second grader was dancing in a club?  This student was very proud of the multi-colored disco ball. 

Catch up with my "Blog Every Day in May" challenge here:
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5 (Oops! :-/ I did blog on day 5, just not following the prompt...)
Day 6
Day 20 (I broke my streak- I missed this day...)


  1. Now this is sweet <3

  2. So cute, I work in a school and I treasure things like this I receive. :)

  3. That card is so adorable! Kids says the cutest things.

  4. This was sweet.. The second picture had me laughing

  5. awww... so sweet! :) lucky you! My auntie is a teacher, she always gets so flattered by some presents, and wishes from her students. It means a lot, when you put all your heart to this job! :)

  6. Sweet and spontaneous notes from students are the best! Love this. Wow, the second-grader who drew the second picture gets out much more than I do ... :)

  7. I'm new to your blog but so excited to find another US expat in Australia! Hellllooooo! :)

    Also, I love the notes from your students so sweet. As well as the disco ball.


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