Saturday, April 9, 2016

Get Well Cards - Celebrate #8

Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.  

This week I celebrate my students.

I had a little accident on Wednesday which caused me to miss two days of school.  I fell and landed face first in a parking lot.  Needless to say, my face is pretty messed up, and I may have a fractured thumb. Few people have seen me, but I look like I have a gone a round with Rocky.  I spent the last two days icing to get the swelling down and going to doctor appointments. 

Friday night I went back to school to gather up the work students completed while I was gone and to just check on things.  Much to my surprise I found a stack of get well cards on my desk.

Remember, I do not teach primary grades where cards are fun to make with pretty hearts and flowers and created with markers.

I teach middle school students where words sometimes escape them and showing empathy for a teacher may not be the cool thing to do.  

Their words and pictures made me smile and sometimes even laugh out loud...which hurts by the way.

Many of them commented on how much more time I would have to read - they know me so well.

This student wants me to come back so I will bring him a book I have at home.

Sometimes middle school students are a difficult age to understand.  Not so with these students.  I get them and they get me, and that is a celebration.

Have a great week, and may you find many celebrations along the way!


  1. Hope you're on the mend. The last care is priceless! Celebrating love of reading in middle school.

  2. Great celebration Leigh Anne! Hope you are doing better! Thinking of you!

  3. Ouch! How sweet of your kids to make the cards! Hope you are doing better and taking the time to heal.

  4. Leigh Anne, This must have fed your soul. Hope you are on your way to feeling much better.

  5. Oh no, Leigh Anne! I hope you are feeling better soon. This is why I love middle school students...they surprise you! What a treasure those cards are!

  6. Ouch, ouch. So sorry to hear about the accident. Get well soon.

  7. Oh so sorry to hear about your fall. I feel like I'm that accident waiting to happen from time to time. Too much on our minds! Middle schoolers are interesting. They feel your pain and they love you. Just as you do for them!

  8. Ouch! I took a tumble in my classroom one year. I love that you get them and they get you - wonderful celebration, especially since this is your first year in middle school. I still love them! My favorite was the student who needed you to get well so you could bring him a book! :)

    1. Oh, and prayers for quick healing!

    2. Thank you Ramona! Actually today has been a turn around day. Most of the swelling is down and less seeping. Now I have love through the tightness and itching as it is drying up! Plus living with the splint!

  9. Oh, Leigh Anne! It sounds so painful!

    Your JOY shines through!

    And what thoughtful students you have!

  10. Well, I hope you get back to school today so that friend can get his book. ;) All kidding aside, I do pray for quick healing, and I celebrate the kind students you have. Take care.