Sunday, May 1, 2011

teacher appreciation

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. 
I know that I am appreciative of so many things.  So even though people are thanking me for my work as a teacher, I want to thank others for making my job so great!

I am thankful for...

my students...each one is so sweet and so special.  They make me laugh and make work not feel like work.  Almost every day they tell me they do not want to go to First grade because they do not want to leave me.  It makes my heart so happy.  I also love that they feel loved by me.  I have always wanted my students to feel loved and special.  I have a new student who tells me that I treat him like a Mama and when he leaves in the afternoon he likes to say, "bye Mama, I love you!"

my assistant...she is such a great help every day!  I am not very good at delegating and she just jumps in and does what needs to be done.  I am so thankful to have worked with her my first year.  I don't think my classroom would have been so successful without her help. 

my co teachers...each one is so special to me.  They support me, love me, encourage me, and share with me!  The Kindergarten teachers have made such a great team.  I am also thankful for each staff member at my school.  They have welcomed me in and allowed me to fit right in at our school. 

support principal and assistant principal are amazing.  They have given me so much support during my first year of teaching.  I love working for these two ladies so much.  I am so thankful that I can be myself around them. 

parents...I have been amazed by the support of my students' parents this year!  I have so many who have been willing to volunteer in my classroom.  They have sent in lots of school supplies, snacks and treats.  It means so much to me when I get an email asking what kind of supplies I am low on because they want to send in some things that we are in need of!  I am also thankful that they are taking part in their child's education.  Friday night we had Spring Fest.  It was a fun evening of each grade singing a song about America and playing on the playground and eating some great hot dogs and hamburgers.  I had 13 students come that night!  That is half of my class!!!! 

my personal parents and sisters...they have supported me every single day!  I have vented a lot to them and they have heard soooo many stories about my students.  Each have visited in my classroom and that means so much to me.  My parents have spent a lot of money on things for my classroom and different needs that some of my students have had.  My parents even spent their Friday night watching my students sing at Spring Fest!

I am thankful for my school system and the support of our community.  I am thankful for having a job and for having such a great first year experience.  I know that as this year comes to an end and I get sad (because sometimes I do not like change) I can look back and know I have SO much to be thankful for.  I know that these 24 students I will have spent 180 days with will always have such a special place in my heart.  I know that I have made an impact on their lives, but those 24 cute, sweet kids have made such an impact on my life!!!!

I have so much to be thankful brings tears to my eyes.  
Thank you God most of all for blessing me in all the ways that you do! 

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week there are some awesome sales that I will be taking part in.  You might want to check them out too!!!

1 comment:

  1. Laura I am so thankful to have such a caring and thoughtful person like you to work with. You do an awesome job. Leigh Hord


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