Although March is just about over, I still want to take a moment and encourage you to keep on marching. Each day comes with its own challenges and we work diligently to find ways to make it through. Sometimes a special moment with a student can make your day like nothing else can. I remember a day earlier in the year when everything seemed to be going downhill. You know the days…when the phone rings two too many times during instruction, a student continues to have disruptive behavior, a persistent parent dominates your conference time with an impromptu meeting, and you are already pressed by impending deadlines and assessments. Even with all of that going on, I had a student slip me a note with her personal artwork. It had flowers and hearts on it, and on the bottom it simply said, “Thank you Mrs. Bowers, for making me feel special.” When I read it, it made me smile and I was reminded of what I love about being a teacher. The kids have no idea about all the things you go through as a teacher, so if you can make a child feel special in the midst of everything else, then you have made a difference in their lives. Colleagues, no matter what each day brings…keep marching on! Here’s a poem for you!
Spring is on the rise and is almost here
So much to look forward to this time of year
Spring Break is on the way to give us some time
To catch up on rest, relaxation or other things that may be behind
Then there’s the Open House event coming up too
To visit with parents and show them a little about what we do
Soon the last quarter begins but still so much ahead
Each day will bring challenges, but hang in there and try to stay positive instead
Just remember, keep laser-focused on the important work you do
You were chosen for this time in history to help make kids’ dreams come true!