Teaching with joy
--by austinfriends2, posted Feb 6, 2007
She is young and newly married and is devoted to teaching. Her family does not live close by, so we have adopted her in a secret way.
We send her notes telling her how much she inspires her students. We have sent her movie tickets, a New Years basket with Champagne, hats and noise makers encouraging her to take time to enjoy her new marriage and spend fun time with her husband.
Recently in our part of the country it has finally gotten into the freezing temperatures, so we have treated her to a "Hot Chocolate Kit" , encouraging her to keep warm.
Small notes to encourage her to take care of herself, so that she can then take care of her students.
It is fun for us and we hope she enjoys it also.
I have a beautiful 5 year old granddaughter who is autistic. You can say I am a very defensive grandparent. But, she has had teachers who are nothing less than Saints in my eyes. We write back and forth everyday in a notebook we keep in Summer's backpack. I like to send them little somethings every so often to let them know how very much we all appreciate the work they are doing and how wonderful Summer is improving. I can only imagine what they must go through daily. They need a big hug every day! Most people would run out of Summer's classroom screaming, "I QUIT!" I know it sounds funny, but it is so very true! I do hope your posting will stir people up enough to "pass it on!"
hugs to you
Bless you !