My first year of teaching is coming to an end and I"m ready for the summer to rest and gear up for next year. Work is getting more stressful with state testing coming up and hoping my kids can prove with their scores that they actually learned something from me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I always get cute notes and pictures from my kids, but I wanted to share a note that I got from one of my fourth grade girls. Her mom has emailed me a few times telling me how much her daughter loves me and my class and it always boosts my spirits to know my kids enjoy being in my class. This little girl assembled her own envelope out of lined notebook paper and inside was a note that read (with all the spelling mistakes included):
"Mrs. E you are awesome, cool, nice, and always smileing at me. I love you. I'm happy that I'm in your class for langer arts."
Notes like this just melt my heart. It's so amazing to me that just smiling at my kids really affects them.
One of my second grade boys came up to me this week and in his Hispanic accent said, "Teacher, you got nice hair."
Oh how the compliments of my little boys really pick me up and make me feel special.