I'm linking up with Katie
over at Teacher to the Core for a fun monthly linky.
Let us high five and hug you with the stories you share.
Let the comments you receive be your both
"Oscar Moment" and your free therapy."
Don't we all need a little bit of both every now and then?
Here's my Oscar Moment:
I reached 50 followers this month!
I feel so blessed and honored to have real readers (I'm not talking to myself anymore!) who comment and give me feedback.
I have gained so much from following all of your blogs.
It feels good to be able to give back a little.
And now for my therapy session. By the way, how much will this session cost? Do you take credit card, cash, check, or can I pay you in blog comments?
|Mr. Hubby and I celebrating my 25 birthday. |
After about 5 tries, his eyes were finally open!
I turned 25 this month.
Cry me a river, bring on the tissues, and make a boat out of the empty boxes so I can float this river of tears......
BAH! Just kidding, I am, in no way, sad about that event.
Seriously, here's my real low:
The first two days back from Christmas Break, I lost two of my sweetest students. They both moved away without much warning. These girls, individually, were two of the most compassionate, caring, unique, and loving children I have ever met. I feel blessed to have gotten to share a space with them for five months.
Their absence left a huge hole in our classroom heart that is still being repaired.
That left ten students in my class.
Ten is a small number. That doesn't leave too many options for friends.
We shed a few tears and grieved over these events.
We all needed a little help to continue on without them.
Some of my students are still not over it. They talk about the students daily with sad eyes and a heavy heart. I don't remember a close friend ever moving away when I was younger, but it happened two years ago and I am still an emotional wreck when I get to missing her.
People move away.
It's a part of life, but that doesn't make things better.
It's hard growing up.
Without these two students, I have noticed a shift in my classroom. The girls definitely bicker more often (our peacekeeper is gone) and the general mental health of our classroom has declined (
mainly their teacher's).
There is an upside to the story. (I'm sure you are bawling your little eyes out for me right now huh? "Bless her little heart she only has ten students now...poor thing...would you please pass the tissues....
and the chocolates?" ) One student relocated to our sister school, and we have planned to become pen pals with that class. The teachers are even thinking about having a pen-pal meet up/field trip so that friendships can outlast the distance!
As Pete the Cat would say, "It's all good."
I'm wondering, how do you and your students cope with students who move away and the ever-changing classroom dynamics? Any tips or advice is welcomed!
Link up here.
Happy Hump Day!