It's Thanksgiving Break!! I'm so thankful that we get this whole week off. I am going to de-stress, relax, and just enjoy my time off. I think I've earned the right to be lazy, sleep in, read smut, watch TV, etc. after these first few months of school. It feels so GOOD!!
One of my students gave me this cute little owl basket filled with my favorite candy--pretzel m&m's! YUM!! I've been nibbling each day.
So the boy who gave me this is always full of surprises. He's a super smart boy with amazing, supportive parents. But he's also my one who I'm giving constant reminders to keep his hands off of other kids, to raise his hand instead of shouting out, walking in line, etc. I feel like I wear his name out each day. Haha! On one particular day that him and I were not seeing eye to eye, he was really pushing my buttons ALL. DAY. LONG. We were cleaning up to go home and he handed me a folded piece of paper. I set it on the table and went about cleaning up. I was curious as to what he gave me, so I opened the paper. Inside was a hand drawn picture of me and the boy, holding hands with the following words--
Mrs. Tompkins is the best teacher. I love being in your class.
Thank you for being my teacher!
Really??? This from the same boy who I had to give lunch detention and miss recess in the same day??? My heart melted a little and I made sure I told him thanks and gave him a hug. He had a huge smile on his face and said, "You're welcome."
Even though I may have to "ride" some kids during the day, they still appreciate and like me. These little surprises make the craziness that happened earlier in the day disappear! I LOVE IT!