Tuesday, October 1, 2013 4:13 PM
Someone thanked me today.
Students love recess time. I don’t like to take their recess time away, but sometimes it is necessary. Occasionally, students sign the book too many times so time is taken away as a punishment. Most of the time, I ask students to stay in so I can give them extra help. I make sure to let them know that it isn’t because I don’t like them and want to take away the time they have with their friends. It is because I love them so much I want them to learn something important so they can redo an assignment and get a better grade. For the most part, students have accepted this. Recently, the lunch bell rang and the time to work with a small group during recess ended. As the students left my room, a couple of them thanked me for the extra help I was giving them. I have to admit that I cried a bit (as I am now recalling the incident). It meant a lot to me to have that thank you. To know that my extra effort with students is appreciated helps me get through trying times in my job.
Posted By Elizabeth Pitzer at 4:13 PM