May 31, 2009

Making a Difference

Well, Friday was my last day of school, and a bittersweet experience for sure. I bought my kids t-shirts and sharpies so we signed those for a long time. All the kids wanted me to write my phone number on their shirts. I didn't think they would actually call, so I did. We listened to music, played games, laughed and had fun. For the last 20 minutes they gave me countless hugs. Some got teary eyed, others wanted school to go all summer long, and many asked if I could teach them in fourth grade next year. While this was going on, I turned around to find everyone signing my whiteboard. By the time school got out it was full of their expressions of thanks and love. And sure enough, just hours after they all went home, I had about five students call me. Each left an indecipherable, but cute message on my machine.

I love my job.

"A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child." ~Forest Witchcraft
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4 comments:

Courtney said...

this is adorable!! i can't wait to be a teacher!! i student teach in the fall and it couldn't come soon enough!!i am doing my practicum right now in kindergarten and i just love it. I am glad you love your job i bet you are a fabulous teacher for sure!!

Micah and Linda said...

Oh, I love this post. It's so nice to know that kids are still sweet even in this time. Makes me wanna be a teacher, too... but oh, I don' think I can handle it. I really respect teachers and their skills. I couldn't do it :D

Jamie Blake said...

awww, Becca! You must be an awesome teacher! I am glad you love your job so much!

Stacy and Richard Dean said...

This was so great. I love your post. You're a great teacher and influence on children. It's nice to actually see the difference you can make on people in the world, especially with all the cute pictures you posted! Glad to read about your journey!

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