TE Tips: My Gift To You

By July 11, 2016 October 24th, 2019 No Comments

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I want to use today’s TE Tips to give you a gift.  It’s the gift of laughter to help get your Monday off to a good start.   I want to use my post today to share three cute stories that every teacher will appreciate!

My favorite came from child in my pre-first grade class. He’d been gone for several days because his grandfather had passed away. When he returned I told him we’d missed him. He told me, “I had to go to Iowa because my grandpa died and I had to be at the back and be a polar bear.” When I called the mom to share that with her, she told me that indeed, all the grandsons ages six to adult had been the pallbearers. I’ve never been to a funeral since that I don’t think of that and smile.

Last year’s class was probably the sweetest group of kids I’ve worked with. One day it was getting close to recess and I had a few kids off task. I reminded them that before we could go outside there were certain things that needed to be done and, just for emphasis, I held up my plan book and pointed to the day’s agenda. One little boy’s eyes widened in surprise and he blurted out, “Omigod! You mean you write this stuff down?!”

I have a student whose father is a biology professor at a local college and his mother in a high school resource teacher. For Valentine’s Day he made a card for his dad with a beaker on it, saying “to a great biology teacher.” On the other side, for his mom, it said, “to whatever kind of teacher you are”.

The stories above came from a site started by Teacher Entrepreneur Angela Watson.   Follow this link for more cute and funny stories

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