A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

My heart was touched.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... When I went back to work after Boston, I opened my classroom door and found this on the board...


My sub made a huge chalkboard card for all the kids to sign!


I got a poster from my Girls on the Run team before I left...





And from a 4th grade class as well!



When I got back, one of the second grade classes made me congratulations cards. They are treasures.





That says: "I almost won."



I seriously cried when I read their cards. I think I freaked them out a tiny bit but I explained that people can cry when they are happy, too!

It was hard explaining to students that I didn't win the race. It was also hard explaining that I actually came in twenty-one thouand and "somethingth" place. 

I told them how I was running for fun, taking pictures, and even stopped to talk to Mr. Cooney (my husband). "That's probably why you came in 21,000th place," a little boy said to me with his eyebrows raised. That comment made me laugh my head off!

Anyway, my heart was really touched and I wanted to share it with you!
Teachers, what is one of the sweetest things a student has done for you?

26 comments:

  1. That is AMAZING! So very sweet! I had a parent send me a card once telling me how thankful she was for me and that she was going to tell the principal how wonderful I am! ..lol. I worked with older students, so they generally aren't as sweet as the little ones...haha

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    1. But what a wonderful gift from the parent- a glowing review to your boss!

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  2. Aww that's the best thing I've read all week! I loved the card that said "think of cats!" It is totally you and really made me smile!

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    1. I know how sweet!!! They know I love my kitties :)

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  3. Holy cow, these cards are the best!!

    Your students think you are a magical fairy who thinks of cats while running the Boston marathon. That's so awesome! The best compliments ever!

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    1. I know!!! Next time I am feeling rough during a run, I should remind myself that there are some little people who think I am a magical running fairy. :)

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  4. Wow this is amazing, such a great welcome home.

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  5. Oh my gosh so cute. "I hope you won!" Soooo sweet.

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  6. Oh my gosh "You are like a magical fairy running the biggest track ever" I can't wait to graduate and be a teacher they are so sweet!!

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    1. Yes! You will have to keep a box of all of the wonderful things students make for you or write for you. :)

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  7. oh my goodness! i don't even know your kids and i cried. I used to be a teacher and i can only imagine how meaningful it is for you to know that they were thinking of you while you were running in such a magical race. that's so amazing.

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    1. Awwww... kids are so innocent and sweet! (sometimes!!!) ;)

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  8. LOVE!!! How amazing is that :) The comment about your cats cracks me up and winning...so cute! That's the great part of of working in a school, that sense of community is really special.

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    1. Yes, sometimes I wonder what they think of me because sometimes I have to be a mean old teacher but I guess deep down they like me. ;)

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  9. Seriously, students can be the SWEETEST ever. I looove the one about the fairy and the biggest track ever! And "think of cats"!!! HAHAHA! So cute!!!!!

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    1. They know me so well! Funny, I did not think of my cats ONCE while I was running lol.

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  10. Omg....your students are the sweetest! :) I love the "You almost won!" Hehe. I was asked, "what place did you come?" so many times. Responding with anything in the 'thousands' just causes glazed over eyes and major disinterest with elementary school kids, lol.

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  11. Your kids are so sweet! Mine don't usually tell me nice things til they graduate. :)

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    1. lol I don't doubt that! I could never teach HS I am too sensitive.

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  12. This is exactly what keeps me teaching. Sure, there are hard days, people don't respect us, ect. But the positive things you get from students far outweighs the negative ones. I love this post so much!!

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    1. You are so right! Even if politicians don't think I'm a magical running fairy, just a greedy, lazy teacher, at least my students think I'm awesome!

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  13. I just came across your blog, and saw this post! How amazing, you have an incredible group of students! Brought lots of smiles to my face reading it:) Awesome job running Boston!!!

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    1. Thank you! They are definitely sweetie pies. :)

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