Friday, April 20, 2012

A Breakthrough!

On this Friday, I have to share a breakthrough I had with one of my students.  We had definitely had our ups and downs, and I just wasn't getting through to him on a personal level as I had with the other students. 

Well one afternoon as my students were eating their snack, I jokingly told him "ooh those are my favorite fruit snacks, can I have one?"  I really wasn't intending on taking one from him, but he said sure and handed one to me.  Well the next day, what do I find? Another one on my desk! (It was from a different bag as this one was strawberry and the one the day before was cherry!)  Such a small gesture meant so much to me.  Kids do the darnedest/sweetest things. As we wrap up this work week, I thought you could use an uplifting story! :)

Happy Friday!
Colleen

4 comments:

  1. You are making connections! That is so sweet and gratifying- makes us remember why we are doing this. :)
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  2. Hi Colleen,
    Thanks for commenting on my Used Book Sale post. I revised my post and added your suggestion at the end with a link back to your blog.

    Maria
    Kinder-Craze

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  3. That's so sweet:)) This is why we teach! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love finding new second grade blogs!!

    Aloha,
    Corinna
    Surfin' Through Second

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  4. Yay! What a wonderful breakthrough/story. Keep up the great work!
    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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