I have been out of my classroom for the past two weeks due to family circumstances. Today when I stood in the hallway and so many of them gave me hugs and high fives I once again realize how lucky I am to be in this amazing profession. We start our day with an hour math class that is a blocked time where students switch classes, so I don't have my own home room and then we go to specials. Today was library with Mr. Prosser (Bill at Literate Lives) which they love! So finally at 11:15 I get my homeroom and we sit down to talk about what I missed and what they want to share with me. These are some of their comments:
"We missed you because you always have Wonderopolis up in the morning and that gets us thinking."
"I need help with prepositions because I just don't know what they are."
"Thanks for letting us eat double stuff OREOS during writing, it felt like you were here with us."
"Don't leave again-we didn't use our iPods enough."
"For our persuassive writing, I wanted to talk to you about how to grab the reader's attention with my lead."
"Have you read, Belle Teal, it is an amazing book I love the characters."
After a day like this-can I just say I LOVE teaching!!!