I'm going to be honest. It was my third year of teaching, I thought it would be smooth sailing, but I had a tough class of knuckleheads this year. I adore each and every one of them but boy did they give me a run for my money.
Isn't it amazing, though, how the kids that give you the hardest time really become your favorites? I had some truly fantastic kiddos this year and also, I think, the smartest and most hardworking group as a class that I've ever had.
The highlight of my year this year was that a couple of my girls organized a surprise birthday party for me. It was a BIG deal. The kiddos were so organized. There were committees!!!! They made sure there were snacks and cake but they didn't forget the decorations, music and utensils. One of my girls even secretly wrote a note to another teacher in my school (who I'm very close friends with) and asked her if she could ask my husband to come to the surprise party. And he managed to take off work and show up (I mean, who can say no to such a dedicated fourth grader?!) Needless to say, my heart was melted!
|There was even a sash and crown for me to wear!|