Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful Teacher

It is officially Thanksgiving break. School is out for the week and all the kids are with their families having yummy food and creating nice memories. I ended up heading inshore early for break and I found myself thinking of the kids and school often. I would even go as far as saying I missed those little rascals! This made me realize how much I have to be thankful for as the teacher of such a fantastic school.

I am thankful for our beautiful school house with the ocean view.

I am thankful for four smart, funny, and kind students who care about each other and the community they live in.

I am thankful for a community that comes to BINGO night and fills out our school questionnaires and reads our school blog.

I am thankful for a hysterical ed. tech who is such an amazing teacher to all of us.

I am thankful for two fantastic school dogs who take their jobs very seriously.

I am thankful for Wyatt's curiosity and his willingness to learn new things. I am thankful that he keeps me on schedule and that he always says goodbye and shakes every ones hand and at least once before he leaves school. I am thankful for the look he gets on his face when he knows he has answered a question correctly.

I am thankful for Quinn's laugh and his wiggles. I am thankful that he sometimes sings when he reads to himself. I am thankful for his pure joy and interest in things we learn about at school. I am thankful that he has taught me that it is okay to admit when you are wrong. I am thankful for his freckles.

I am thankful for Dalton's maturity but also his goofy side too. I am thankful for his love of books, to-do lists, and writing. I am thankful for Dalton's ability to care about others so much that his heart could just burst. I am thankful for his compassion for animals and his wisdom beyond his years.

I am thankful for Gabe's relentless humor and wittiness. I am thankful for his fair-mindedness and consideration of how others feel. I am grateful for his adoration and love for Maya. I am thankful that he takes responsibility for his actions and is proud of his accomplishments. I am thankful for his smile.

I am thankful for Donna's random outbursts in class such as "woohoo" or "meow" or some other animal noise. I am thankful for the ways she can relate to kids and make them laugh. I am thankful for her willingness to work as a team and her genuine friendship. I am thankful for what a fantastic teacher she is.

We certainly do have a lot to be thankful for at the Monhegan School!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

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