Sunday, November 18, 2012

Evidence In a Bag

I must admit that in my many years as a teacher, I have wondered (many times) if students are really listening to me. Last week was my birthday, and I was gifted "evidence" that they really do notice something other than my bad hair days or that I forgot to change the visual schedule on a particular morning. I cried happy tears when I opened the fancy pink gift bag one of my precious students handed me on my birthday. Here is the evidence!

Oh, happy day!  I cried.  I jumped up and down.  I hugged little J.  She beamed and said, "It was really hard to convince my mom that I should give you a jar, but I just know how much you love jars.  You have jars for everything around here and you smile when you say, "Go get one out of the jar"!  She's right.  I do LOVE jars and I love that she noticed something so simple.  She said her mom made her put the apple in it, because they didn't have any bananas (my favorite fruit).  I tell ya, I could still shed happy tears just thinkin' about that sweet little gal and her perfect gift.

This week I'm going to pack 25 parent/teacher conferences into 2 half days and one late evening and I'm going to spend some time being thankful for my students and the fact that they really do listen and pay attention.  I have evidence.

Have a great week!


  1. Happy birthday! Isn't it funny how the little things can mean so much. It's sweet how she picked up on your love of jars and bananas.
    Grade School Giggles

  2. What a lovely and heart warming story... oh and Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog- it allowed me to find yours. What a great blog. I'll be stopping by often.

    Granny Goes to School

  3. The best gifts are the ones that come from the heart. :-) What a sweet story!

  4. That is SO SO SO sweet!!!!!!!!!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!