On the first day of school, I had all of my classes create posters.
I asked them to answer two questions for me.
The first question was: What makes a person an Awesome Human Being?
The second question was: In a really crowded computer lab, what are some good ideas for working and playing well with others and the equipment?
As soon as I saw their work I knew I had me something special.
|Leadership, Not Judgmental, Responsibility, Loyal, Smart, Funny, Common Sense, Patient, Initiative, Observant, Boldness, Kindness Courageous|
Wouldn't it be something if all the adults in the world understood what these kids understand.
I took these pictures on the last day of school, because the posters were up around my room all year.
I couldn't bear to take them down. I'm leaving them up for the summer.
A student gave me a shirt. She is an artist. Here is a detail of the front corner:
I talk to and about the Mothership a lot.
|This is me. She said she put a purple shirt on because she knows its my favorite color, and that she will always think of me laughing. This made me cry.|
|One of my girls grew this potato and decorated it.|
|Cards and pictures|
In so many ways this year was difficult.
But never, ever were days better or brighter than the days I spent in my classroom with these amazing human beings, who each day gave me hope, made me laugh, and taught me something.
One hundred and eighty-seven Angel Potatoes for one hundred and seventy-six days.
That's what I call gifted.