Hi, I just wanted to once again express my love and appreciation to all the parents and students who went out of their way to provide me with some unbelievably thoughtful gifts today. I honestly am not too much of an emotional person but I will admit that today I was trying very hard to hold back some tears.
I’ve always felt a bit uncomfortable receiving gifts from from anyone as I’ve gotten older as I often feel undeserving of of any kind of recognition, love, and support for the profession that I chose. I truly love going to work each and every day despite our struggles here and there because I have grown to love each and every student simply because we have all grown together as members of our Room 212 family. No longer are my kids just names on an attendance sheet, rather, they are my first real class in the kind of school that I myself grew up attending. I wouldn’t trade any of my students for anything in the world and I feel further blessed to have been given the opportunity to work with such an eclectic mix of high-energy young boys and girls that display interest and a passion for incorporating new knowledge on a daily basis.
Lastly, what we do in class would not be possible without the love and support from the parents at home. Without your involvement, the learning process would cease at 3:30 and thus it is your persistence and oversight ensuring that all the Homework gets completed each evening that keeps the ship on course until each child reaches “port” during homeroom to deliver their assignments.
Again, thank you all so much for thinking of me during this holiday season as I was truly moved by your generosity and selflessness. Furthermore, I hope each child enjoyed the small tokens of appreciation that I picked up for them as well. Christmas has always been a time of sharing joy with others and so I can say without hesitation that my heart is now filled to the brim with generosity and compassion that has been reinforced by both my students and their families during this holiday season. Thank you to all and have a wonderful holiday season!
P.S.- don’t forget to work on and complete your Winter Homework Packet over the break! Thanks!