Saturday, May 15, 2010

To Teach is to Learn Twice

Spelling Bee

Or, in another 6-word characterization,

Guess it's the thought that counts?

Received this for Teacher Appreciation Week. I appreciate the sentiment, I really do. If you can read this, thank a teacher. Or, alternatively, please go see Cate, at Show My Face. This message brought to you by 6-Word Saturday.

26 comments:

quilly said...

Teaching reading is near and dear to my heart. I was often given the struggling 5th graders and had 4 in my ten years in Vegas who didn't know how to read at all make dramatic strides in my class. Why did I make a difference when no one else had? I made certain the students understood that they hadn't failed, their teachers had.

Developmentally a kid might leave 1st grade not reading, but after that it is because s/he learned to compensate & fool the instructor and the instructor obviously wasn't paying close enough attention.

Vodka Logic said...

I do appreciate teaching. I could never do it.. thank you

Nora Johnson said...

So true!Great post & great blog. I'll be popping back to have another read through!
Happy 6WS - and look forward to *seeing* you again next time!
Mine’s HERE!

LOLA:)

Jenny said...

I love the cards like that! It always makes me laugh. "Your the best teacher!" Mmmmm, yeah...

Lucy said...

Oh, sometimes you just have to laugh or you will go nuts! I can't tell you how many times I would tell my students before doing a poster board to write it out, check spelling and then copy it over to the poster board, ugh!

amanda @ Rambling of an Empty Mind said...

Oh that is just too funny...I'm sure you are "appretiated" for sure! :D
And, love your new counter....it's getting so much closer!! And the kids are starting to act like it too. ;)

Queenie Jeannie said...

Ohmygosh, seriously???

That's enough to just really make you cry....

faerwillow said...

~i am learning day after day being home with mine...as for "appretiation"...i guess being appreciated comes in different ways...atleast they tried...and hopefully now if they read your blog they'll never forget how to spell such word! warm wishes and much appreciation to you for taking your days to influence and teach children...a blessings you are! warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Jeanie said...

At least they just get a "thank you" instead of a grade for that.

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

Thanks so much for all you do!


p.s.~ I've never heard of The Compliment Man, but now I fear I've missed out on some terribly important rite of passage!

Linda said...

Thank you for being a good teacher!

It is nice that you got an award and that you can feel appreciated.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Oh good grief! hahaha :) Well, it's not your fault. You're a great teacher!

Tara R. said...

Oh my... i guess it is the thought that counts.

This past week my son, who recently earned his GED, went back to his old high school to tell his fav teacher about his accomplishment and to thank him for being so supportive while he was at school.

These kids do recognize the good teachers and appreciate all they do.

croleyc69 said...

So very true , Congrats on your award !!
Happy 6WS
Caroline

Joanie M said...

God bless those of you who teach. I could never enough patience.

Dragons Muse said...

I applaud anyone who can be a teacher especially the ones who have taught my kids. Teachers are truly heroes.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Cards like that are so awesome =-)

paige said...

Perfection. Or should I say "Perphection."

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

That is very thoughtful indeed..
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Olivia said...

That makes me smile! : )
Happy 6WS!
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carma said...

I can appretiate that kind sentiment. You are changing lives. Not many people can say that.

Mrs4444 said...

That, right there, is CLASSIC! Too funny.

blueviolet said...

I'm just hoping it's not from a senior, because time is running out to fix it!

Susie said...

I love that my 6-year-old can read this! I will be thanking her teacher with bundt cake next week:-)

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

I used to be a teacher. Love teaching and teachers and everything has to do with knowledge.
Looks like you're one of the best teachers!
Happy Sunday!
B xx

Kristin said...

Did you at least get candy? HA!

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