As I started my 25th year of teaching this January, I began to reflect about ALL of the students I have taught. ( I think it’s around 1,000 little learners, due to the years of multi-age/team teaching I did.) I dug through old drawings, letters, & photos I have saved and really wished that I had more. Then I switched my thinking and thought about everything I have learned from my students. I have truly learned SO MUCH from them and I am still learning everyday! Here is my list of the Top 25 Things I Have Learned From My Students In The Last 25 Years.
After reflecting these past few months, I still CANNOT believe I have been teaching for 25 years! Everyday isn’t always the best or the happiest but I can truly say that I love my students and I am proud to be a teacher…it takes a special heart. I got my “teacher heart” from my mom, dad, and my own elementary teachers…so blessed & thankful for these people & the experiences I have had!❤️
I am so, SO Thankful for all my little turkeys...they are sweet, happy, helpful, and they LOVE to learn!!!❤️❤️❤️ #teachinghappyhearts #makelearningfun #turkeycraft #thankful #iteachfirst #firstgrade ... See MoreSee Less
My firsties wrote the sweetest letters to our Veterans! We will collect donations for Freedom Boxes and The Oklahoma Blue Star Mothers will send them to our troops serving overseas. Thank you to all Veterans past and present...we love you!!!❤️💙❤️💙❤️ #teachinghappyhearts #makelearningfun #happyveteransday #bluestarmoms #veteransday #communityservice #iteachfirst ... See MoreSee Less
Years ago I was swung around on a stretcher by firemen during an assembly...today I was asked to put on his uniform (SUPER FUN)! I am so blessed by this amazing family that loves to give, share, and be involved in their children's education!!!❤️❤️❤️ #teachinghappyhearts #makelearningfun #firesafety #iteachfirst #firstgrade #firefighters ... See MoreSee Less