Thursday, July 16, 2015

Today in Port Mouton - Giving Thanks

As I continue to battle my summer cold (what's with this? I've been sick for 3 weeks!), I am thankful for so much. I am so lucky to have been able to spend my summer in this little piece of paradise. And thankful too.
But today is about thanking my students. I miss them over the summer. We grow to be a big family by the end of the year, then poof! it's over.
I have spent the last few days writing cards to them, thanking them for gifts that they have given me (yes, a thank you for a thank you :) I've been told that it isn't 'proper' to send a thank you for a thank you -- but everyone likes mail, no?
Throughout the year, they draw many pictures and make little things for me. I love them all, and most make it to my fridge at home -- or into my 'Bucket Book" at school (we try to fill each others 'buckets' with happiness -- I have a binder where I put all of the drawings that are made for me during the year -- hence, the Bucket Book)

This year, I stamped my thank you onto the front of a commercial card. I could have just used card stock -- but it was more expensive!

These are a few of the cards and drawings that I received on the last day of school. "Thank you for helping me" made me smile. 

I'm going to miss you too!

Next year I teach Grade 1-2 , so I will be teaching about 1/2 of my class again next year. But I wasn't allowed to tell them -- they had to wait and see it on their report cards!

So, today isn't so much about Port Mouton. It's about me :) and a whole bunch of 6 and 7 year olds!

Thank you Room 15! See you in September!


vivian said...

I have no doubt that those kids all love you to pieces! You have them at a great age and get to have them while they are at their most influencial (spelled?) age. Before they become obnoxious! LOL! Enjoy your summer Martha. you so deserve it! I wish I had my summer off. I think I deserve it too! lol!
happy day my friend

jocelyn said...

The kiddie cards are so very sweet, and what a thrill it will be when some mail arrives from YOU! Get better soon Martha!