Today I am 26! Wow. This has been my first birthday away from home and I didn’t know what to expect.
Even though I was in a new city and thousands of miles from family and friends, I have never felt more loved. ❤
My students made this for me today.They also made me a poster.After lunch, my co-workers surprised me with a cake and sang ¨Happy Birthday¨ to me. 🙂It was SOO SWEET and I could not have felt more welcomed and loved by everyone. I received lots of hugs from all the staff and lots of cheek kisses. It is very common practice in Mexico. Of course, my students got to enjoy the cake too.I have also received so many kind words from friends back home and from my loving family.
I just want to say, ¨THANK YOU SO MUCH!” I am one lucky girl to have you all in my life.
As the saying goes, “the most important things in life aren’t things.” This is very true. It is the people who love and care about you that matter most. 🙂
This first week of school has also been going very well. We have worked on a few fun projects.
My 6th grade class read The School Story and made a collage for each of the characters. My 5th grade class learned about role models. I used my grandma as my example. She is my role model. I had the students create a poster about their role model using descriptive adjectives. My words were orGanized, Respectful, pAtient, iNtelligent, frienDly, Modest and cAring. Here were the student’s posters.For my birthday today, I had them do a really FUN project. They had to draw our classroom, but their papers were on their heads. 🙂
This is what I wanted them to draw.
Everyone got an ¨A¨ for effort. I bought them suckers as a reward. 😀When I got home this afternoon, my roommate Pablo surprised me with this treat.I told him that I double-checked and couldn’t find any gray hairs this morning. 😛
Anyway, another year older. I also feel wiser too. Even though I am a teacher, I feel like I am learning so much from my students every day. They teach me to laugh at silly things and worry less about life’s troubles.
What a great decision to make this change in my life. Thanks again to all my family and friends for your support and love. You have made my birthday and EVERY DAY very special for me. ❤
Take care. Until next time. 🙂