Wednesday, November 26, 2008

happy in my heart

"that makes me happy in my heart"
is a phrase i say a lot with my little friends

this past few weeks,
i personally have had a hard time feeling "happy in my heart"
when it comes to work
i really have had way more times in my days where i was feeling "sad in my heart"
i have felt so overwhelmed with particular things that i have been neglecting to focus on the things that made me "happy in my heart"

so here are somethings that made me say
"that makes me happy in my heart"

1. hearing one of my friends "use his words" for the first time.
we have had a long and hard battle with how he handles his frustration....and watching him solve his problem by using his words and then walking away gave me the greatest feeling of accomplishment..... (we just wont talk about the fact that he kicked the snot out of someone less than 10 minutes later)

2. SNOW (and 2 hour delays)

3. laughing so hard at this letter from a parent

yes she wrote it to.....
mrs. boy

4. getting to wear jeans to work :)

5. "special teacher's meetings" with school bff and others! :)

6. when my friends from last year come by to say hey in the morning.

7. hearing one of my friends say to another friend (while rubbing his back)
"are you making good choices today?"

8. finding new materials for the sensory table, science center, and art center at the dollar tree!

9. kindergarten thanksgiving feast.....and hearing all the kiddos say what they are thankful for

10. my friends trying to earn a trip to the "pizza party" by being caring

11. kiddos coming to school like this

12. pe week=no recess
usually this would make me sad that my kiddos don't get to go outside
but with no recess my friends get a whole hour in learning centers

13. getting kids names off the angel tree

14. getting gifts for the angel tree kids.....and not breaking the bank! :)

15. last bankable day of the month (aka payday!!)

16. hearing the popcorn song

17. my little friends writing our class book.
(each week we make a book based on our predictable not only do they feel accomplished that they can read the book when they are done, but they love to look at their pictures)

18. realizing i still have no concept of how to teach ordinals
(you know; first, second, third, fourth, fifth, etc.)
each time i try, i end up laughing at myself!

19. hearing my kiddos sing the "days of the week" song to figure out what tomorrow is

20. realizing that one of my little friends looks just like a babydoll in our class.....
and laughing so hard about it that i couldn't breathe

even if i have a lot going on,
which tends to make my heart sad
i am oh so glad and thankful that
no matter what,
i have moments each day that
"make me happy in my heart"


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Happy in MY heart for you! :)

The Darling Dukes said...

omg, I love that..L-O-V-E, love it!

Bobby and Brooke said...

Those kids are so blessed to have you as their teacher! Any one can teach a child but only someone special can teach them and love them appropriately and that's what you do! That makes me happy in my heart!

Danielle Banks said...

Sometimes it is the little things that makes up "happy in our hearts." Keep appreciating those little things!