Saturday, October 4, 2014

Celebrate Good Times, Come On! - 10/4

Each Saturday  Ruth Ayres invites us to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week. Looking for celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week.  For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and to all of you who choose to celebrate with me.

This week I am celebrating a few small things which have made a big difference in my week.

Early this week I received this email from a student I had last year.  It made my reading heart smile.

Thursday I emailed my principal and asked him if there was an extra book case no one was using.  I was hesitant to ask since I am a new teacher.  I explained how I have been buying and will continue to buy books at a higher level to update my classroom library for this new grade level.  It was delivered by the end of the day! Watch out credit card!

I celebrate administrators who listen compassionately.  Friday I met with our new assistant principal.  I asked to meet with her because of my rising level of frustration. I am having difficulty moving from the amount of instructional time I had in the elementary level to the amount of time at the middle school level.  I feel so much better today while planning for next week.

Our class Twitter was featured in our high school newspaper.  Here is the link and the article is on the back page.  My son's band is featured on the front page too!

I celebrate little things - an email, a bookcase, a listening ear, and a high school newspaper.

Have a great week and may you find many things to celebrate along the way!


  1. Leigh Anne, I'm so glad you are finding your administrators so supportive!!! I'm sure they already know what an amazing teacher they have in you. LOVE that email from a former student!!! Those are words to treasure!

  2. It's great that you reached out to your administrator for help, Leigh Anne. Not many would admit a problem and that they wanted to improve. I'm glad you feel good about it too! The note from your former student is so nice, too. Glad you had all those little things that were good in your week!

  3. Sounds like a great week. I love it when my teachers come to so we can problem solve together.

  4. Such great moments to celebrate!

  5. I don't see these as little things- you have human connections and relationships in your celebration, you were appreciated and listened to - these are big things.

  6. I'd say those are BIG things to celebrate! Have fun filling that bookshelf! :-)

  7. A new bookcase to fill - that's a fun challenge! So glad you have administrators who listen and respond! Be kind to yourself during this transition. Your email from the former student is incredible - you taught her to stick with a book and she discovered her perfect book. Have a great week.

  8. I wish we lived closer. We are having similar experiences from far away. I'd love to know your new plan. I know the time adjustment continues to stump me. How can we do it all in 49 minutes?! Thanks for mentioning the bookshelf. I have a desk that has nothing in it, and I want to swap it out for a bookcase. I need to do some shopping ;). Let's catch up soon.