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!