Thursday, May 3, 2012

Remember the Reason - Post #1

Meetings, deadlines, interim report cards, meetings, assessments, PLC's, planning, meetings, teaching, emails, oh and then did I mention...I have a meeting to go to?  You can tell that it is getting close to the end of the year.  Today was yet another frantic, crazy, jam packed day.  On days like these sometimes I have been known to forget to eat.  In the middle of this mad, mad day something happened that made me realize I need to slow down, take a breath and remember why I still love my job.

As I was walking one of my students to P.E. class she started to tell me story after story about...actually I have no idea what she was saying.  I was half listening to her and half thinking about the unanswered emails I had waiting on my computer once I got back to the classroom.  Anyway, I looked down at her as she rambled on and on continued her story and I just blurted out "Child H.  I love you".  She replied without missing a beat..."I know".  Which really startled me and then I said "Really, how do you know that". She replied "Because you're my teacher".

This little moment in the day touched my heart and made me remember...this is why I became a teacher.  Emails, paper work, assessments, blah, blah, blah.  To me the important thing is that this child is leaving my room at the end of kindergarten knowing that someone else in this world loves her.  Tomorrow if  when I'm stressed out again I'm going to take a moment, look at my students and remember they are the reason I do this job.

3 comments:

  1. What a great reminder! It's so easy to get caught up in the day to day, but we really should take the time to remember exactly this!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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  2. What a great story! I am so glad I found your blog through a comment on the TPT sale today. I taught kindergarten the past 5 years and moved up to first grade this year. Please stop by and visit my blog. I am celebrating having 100 followers with a Thirty-One Organizing tote giveaway and classroom freebies through May 9. I am your newest follower.
    Sandra
    Classroom Companion

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  3. It's funny how small things like that can just give you that uplifting feeling! I agree that in the day to day routine we sometimes forget or lose sight of the reason why we are teachers... and then a child says or does something that puts everything back into perspective!
    Sometimes it really is just the small things, isn't it?

    Thanks for sharing that story! =)

    Sara
    Teaching Munchkins

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