Friday, October 5, 2012

Happy World Teacher Day!

Ah, teaching... long hours in the classroom managing dozens of little people, followed by a few more hours of work at home- pinning, planning and paper checking. Then getting up the next morning and doing it all over again. And yet...I love it. And I know you do too otherwise you would not be in the profession and you DEFINITELY would not be stalking a teacher blog looking for new classroom ideas.

Yesterday, one of my very sweet kinder boys randomly walked up to me, gave me a hug and said Do you know why I love you? I gave the obvious response: Why do you love me? His answer of Because you're my teacher melted my heart. And that about sums it all up. Especially in kindergarten. But even in the older grades too. If you love your job, your profession, and your students; they love you right back. Most of them don't show it in quite such an obvious way, but the love, respect, and admiration are still there waiting for you each day when the students arrive at school. I get just as much out of my profession as I put into it, and I hope the same is true for you.


On another note, I had the great honor of guest blogging on the Pinterest blog today in celebration of World Teacher Day. Stop by the blog to learn the story of my Pinterest evolution, discover some great teacher-pinners to follow, and pick up a few tips for managing all of your pins and boards. Don't forget to follow me on Pinterest as well!


A great big shout-out goes to my lovely and talented cousin April Todd of April Todd Photography for taking the beautiful classroom and profile photos.


Happy World Teacher Day to all of my teacher friends! I hope you know how much you are treasured.


11 comments:

  1. That's a very sweet little moment from your kindergartener. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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    1. Thank you - it was so precious. He's such a little love bug.

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  2. Yay! You totally deserve such an honor on the pinterest blog! Your room looks AMAZING and I just love your blog of course!! I totally adore you, Maria! :)
    The Moffatt Girls

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    1. Thank you so much Annie. I swear I heard you cheering for I love all your great ideas too. If only we lived in the same state! Regardless of the distance, I swear I heard you cheering for me when you saw that I was on Pinterest :)

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  3. Wow, Maria, you scored a huge homerun with your post at the Pinterest blog! What a great job you did!
    You are a celebrity, Lady!! :)

    Linda Nelson

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    1. Thank you Linda! It was SUCH a great honor!

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  4. So sweet!
    Congrats on the Pinterest blog article post! I didn't even know there was a World Teacher Day! :)
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

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    1. Thank you Traci! Most teachers aren't aware of it - just another work day for us!

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  5. Hey! I just found you through the wonderful world of Pinterest and I'm your newest follower! You should stop by my blog and enter my kinder Halloween counting activities giveaway!

    Lisa
    The Lower Elementary Cottage

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  6. Welcome Lisa! Don't you just love Pinterest?

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  7. Hi!!! I'm your 1,000th follower! I LOVE your blog! You seem to be an awesome, passionate teacher! The world needs more teachers like you!!! I'm a teacher in Korea...I can't wait to come back to the states, and start my journey! Thanks for sharing!!

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