Friday, December 7, 2012

Dear John

I feel like I have entered a new era of teaching this year.  I am so overwhelmingly inspired by my students and what I never allowed them to come up with before!  I know most teachers (true generalization) would gag at the words...I love Common Core. is the truth...I am teaching like I never thought possible.  Now, don't get me wrong, I am a complainer.  Can't help it.  I love complaining.  I love teaching.
This brings me back to a little girl I "nannied" who said, "if you can't hug it, you can't love it."  But I do!!  I love teaching, and I can hug ALL 20 of them this year.  Well, almost all 20. hehe
TODAY, December 7... I was blown away!  These are the words I happily stated to those huge brown eyes.  He is one of my LOW students, and his response was phenomenal!  We discussed personification.  He answered with amazing vocabulary and understanding.  He is my "teacher questioner" and somehow incredibly motivated by me to show such outstanding effort.  HUGE lack of conventions and spelling.  He spills his thoughts and enthusiasm onto the page too quickly to worry about that. :) THIS is why I TEACH.  Thank you God for reminding me :)

1 comment:

  1. Lindsey, I am cracking up over One Complex Diva=OCD...I am going to have to steal and borrow that from you!

    I love when our kiddos think beyond what we thought they could do. I always remember that God put each kiddo in our room for a reason and they are often the ones that teach US a lesson. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart