Tuesday, May 31, 2011

One of those moments...

I had one of those almost crying moments today.

I was giving a goldfish snack to my two lowest students today, both who I love dearly.  They are my third graders, both of whom were basically non-readers, level A, at the beginning of the school year.  I now have them reading a level G, which is a huge gain considering they both are LD.  I took a moment and stopped pouring the goldfish to let them know how proud of them I was.

I said, "Do you know how proud I am of you this school year?  I am so proud of all the work you have done and how much you have learned this year."

*Almost cue tears.  I had to stop myself and just smile at them because my heart was about to burst with a shower of tears.

The one looks at me and says, "Can you write to let my mom know this?"

I said, "Of course, I would be very happy to."

Good news is that I am looping with my third graders next year as I do another 3/4 split.  So I will have the honor of having these two again next year. :)


Cindy said...

I love moments like this. There are so many teachers who wear their hearts on their sleeve. I wish the media knew this as much as other teachers do. God Bless-Cindy

Teacher Mum said...

We need these moments to keep us going on those bad days. It is great that you blogged about it and so now you have it saved permanently in a place where you can refer back to it in case of emergency.

I am now a keen follower and look forward to connecting with you.