I finally did it...
"It" being the #IWishMyTeacherKnew writing project.
I was not expecting my kids to take it as seriously as they did.
I cried. A lot. Big, fat, happy and sad and in-between tears.
Here are some of my favorites:
I'd been calling him "Grandpa," too, which was a nickname he gave himself. More tears.
Totally unfair. #kidstruggles
LOL - Sorry honey. I'm not planning on having any 9-year-old bridesmaids.
This last one made me ugly cry, Kim Kardashian style. It's from my major behavior problem child. He ruins my mood daily and is usually the reason I pour myself a little extra wine at night. He's the one the other teachers ask about at lunch everyday; "How's ___ doing today?" He's the one that causes me to breathe a sigh of relief when he is absent. He is the one that I ride all day long, having to give him a verbal or nonverbal cue every minute or so. He is the one who makes me talk to myself: "Choose your battles, he can't help it, he can't help it..." He's the one who causes me to close my eyes in prayer in the middle of a lesson: "Lord, give me the patience and strength that I need to love this child."
I need to laminate that at keep it forever. That's what will get me through the last 20 days.
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If you haven't done this yet, it's a must-do before the end of the year. I plan to do it early on with next year's class. What a brilliant idea!
I used a free template from Teacher Mommy Rache, but there are tons of options out there!