Today is one of those days as a teacher you look forward to but feel sad about at the same time . I have been blessed to spend the last year with your children and your families. In many ways, your family has become my family. We have cried together in loss and rejoiced when there was reason to sing. That is what family is all about , right ? Even today as we played at the park I was reminded of the little reasons I love my job .
One child to another that was quacking at the ducks – ” I didnt know you speak duck, you never told me that.”
As I lifted a sweet one on the monkey bars ” Ms Debbie, Im gonna miss you.” Tear..
“Look it is a big fat duck with REALLY long legs.” ( pelican )
The bus from Westville showed up with upper elementary and middle school kids and the teacher called for them to get pizza. ” Look Ms Debbie, they line up like we do.”
Yes.. many of the lessons we learn in preschool carry throughout the years in school and hopefully in a lifetime.
If your friend is hurt, check on them.
Share your stuff.
Use nice words.
It’s ok to be different.
Respect people that are older than you.
You can always sing or tell a story to fill up empty time and it makes your heart smile.
Memories…. are worth gold.
A nap never hurt anyone.
We have learned so much more than the academic stuff this year. Thanks for sharing your blessing with us.
I found this prayer for teachers and I thought it really sums up how I feel.
Lord, let me be just what they need. If they need someone to trust, let me be trustworthy. If they need sympathy, let me sympathize. If they need love, (and they do need love), let me love, in full measure. Let me not anger easily, Lord but let me be just. Permit my justice to be tempered in your mercy. When I stand before them, Lord, let me look strong and good and honest and loving. And let me be as strong and good and honest and loving as I look to them. Help me to counsel the anxious, crack the covering of the shy, temper the rambunctious with a gentle attitude. Permit me to teach only the truth. Help me to inspire them so that learning will not cease at the classroom door. Let the lessons they learn make their lives fruitful and happy. And, Lord, let me bring them to You. Teach them through me to love You. Finally, permit me to learn the lessons they teach.
We spent most of our day at the park just enjoying being a kid. That’s important stuff… being a kid. Have a great summer yall ! 🙂
Thanks yall. We love you too.
All I can say is, “Awwww! We sure will miss you all.” I will keep reading your blog, just to see what you all are doing. Chelsea wanted to know if you would still be doing this when Silas is three. We told her we hope so. Love you <3