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THIS is why I love my job

Thursday, May 24, 2012

My last class of the day (my behavior challenged class) is in charge of putting up our "Under the Sea" mural (pictures next week, when we're finished - I promise).

So I demonstrated, we had guided practice, then independent practice (as in, I showed them what to do, helped them do it, then let them work with minimal supervision).

We finished almost half today - 5 panels up, and most of that area with the borders on. Looks great!

After the class was excused and the items cleaned up, I went outside to see how things looked - and one of my students from the first half of the year wandered by, late to leave. (This girl is about 15 yrs old and repeating 8th grade - sweet, nice, but not academic - nor artistic. But a nice kid.) She looked and said, "Oh Ms. Schwartz, that looks so nice, who did this?" So I told her that it was the sea creatures everyone had made, and I did the background areas.

She looked a little more closely, and screamed, "Oh LOOK!!!! That's MY FISH!!!!!" (Pointing to a big pink fish) "OH, I feel so SPECIAL!!!!!!!!"

And she went skipping off to the bus.

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JLPNURSE 5/25/2012 7:22AM

    Great Story

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PLATINUM755 5/24/2012 11:44PM

    Sounds like you've done a great job there! emoticon

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SECRETFUN 5/24/2012 11:40PM

  Awesome!!!!! You are a great teacher :-)

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WATERMELLEN 5/24/2012 10:33PM

    Great job . . . because you do a great job!!

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MILLISMA 5/24/2012 7:37PM

    That must have made your day and you sure made her's!!!!

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MAMAJAHMAI 5/24/2012 2:35PM

    AWWW.....You are such a great teacher! I have SERIOUS respect for teachers-My Dad is one, and MIL taught for over 40 years.. Thank you for being awesome!! emoticon

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LILLITO 5/24/2012 2:33PM

    that is so sweet.

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