Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hump Day Highlights

My kids at school make me smile. Yes, they may give me a few pre-mature gray hairs, mind-numbing headaches, and a rise in blood pressure, but 90% of the time they make me smile and I am constantly reminded how much I love what I do.

This weeks highlights, thus far:

  • Two of my 4th graders took it upon themselves to discuss politics today. We were waiting for a couple more students to join our group, I was working at my desk and these two boys took it upon themselves to discuss their thoughts on Obama and Palin. Those were the only two names I heard them throw out, but I couldn't help but smile from behind my computer.
  • I was given a compliment of admiration in regards to my job and what kind of work I do ... from a social worker who works in child protection. I was touched. At the same time I thought to myself how I admire her for what kind of work she does, and all the difficult situations she must face.
  • A student of mine who is quite low cognitively, has conquered the "b" and "d". She has made leaps and bounds this school year already.... not only is she now able to decipher the two letters independently, but she is able to write them on command, and when she does so .... she grins and giggles. It's wonderful.
  • Much to a student's disappointment, I am still single. He continues to tell me I am looking in the wrong places, but does not have any solutions for me as to where I should be looking. Some help he is.
  • One of my girls complimented me on my hair... she said it was beautiful. *smile*

I jump started this hump day with a nice long swim in the pool. Geez, I haven't been in the water in over 2 weeks and it sure showed today. Yuck. Despite how slow I was, I pushed through it and did my desired distance.

Today's Swim: 2000M, 51:00, 2:33/100M

Today's Song: Shwayze - Corona and Lime

20 comments:

Jess said...

Awe what sweet kids you have...and sounds like smart ones too! Must be because they have such a great teacher!

D10 said...

Your kids sound sweet. You must be proud of your student has been able to decipher b and d.

Jess said...

That's cute that your student is concerned about your singledom.

teacherwoman said...

I don't know if my student is concerned about my singledom or obsessed. He tells me I need to get married so I can be called Mrs. S. HAHA!

Ms. V. said...

YAY! 2 days till Friday!

Steve Stenzel said...

That's great they were talking politics!

And I have a stat counter through statcounter.com They show you how people find your site. Super fun!!

ttfn300 said...

omg, what a great day!! I can't wait to get back in a pool again :)

Just_Kelly said...

I absolutely LOVE the DD population. I don't want to work with/for any other group of people. Ever.

Just_Kelly
choosinglosing.blogspot.com

mangotriathlete said...

Your students must be great to work with :-) Nice job cranking it out in the pool - tough as it was, you made it through.

ChillyJ said...

You're student is making leaps and bounds because she has an amazing teacher who truly cares and knows her stuff! Also, I had to giggle about the student who tells you you're looking in the wrong stops for men! Totally cute. Congrats on the swim you did rock it out in the pool!

Wes said...

I'm still disappointed you are single too! GET WITH THE PROGRAM :-)

The joy of a child is about as honest as it gets. I love it!!

Borsch said...

Those students are awesome...I wasn't aware of all that as a kid. Especially the B and D. :-)

I hope today is another great hair day the little guy tells you were to look.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

The things kids can do!:)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

2,000m after two weeks off in under an hour - that's pretty darn good if you ask me.

It sounds like you have a really great school and great students. That makes all the difference.

Lily on the Road said...

Sweet, you are touching lives.

Ms. Math said...

Those are cute stories!

Marcy said...

ROFLMAO! Leave it to kids to give you sating advice. I love it!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Glad you're enjoying the kiddos

akshaye said...

Wow.. nice. They're a great bunch (and a flattering one!)

hepsmom said...

Kids make your job miserable at times, but one good comment or little victory can overcome so many negatives! I love teaching! Glad you shared these with us!