I am not one to get too sappy.
That’s a lie.
I am a Kindergarten teacher so everything makes me say, “Awwwww”.
At this point of the year, we are all saying, “Just get me to Spring Break!” The winter has been brutal and everyone is just ready for a breather and some sunshine! This has been my motto:
We have been reading tons and tons of Dr. Seuss books. I was just going to keep it Seuss last week, then the snow had a different plan for me. Of course, we started with the classic favorites like “Cat in the Hat”. There are so many great activities and various books out there that it has been easy to extend.
Today we read, “Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?”. Another K teacher (thanks Beth 🙂 brought this book and activity to my attention a few years ago. I am always trying to cram all of the Seuss stuff in a week, that sometimes I don’t get to it. After today, I am going to make sure that never happens again!
Melt my heart.
They were really worried about the guy that lived 90 miles outside out town and was floating in a pool alone in the book. They felt like they had a lot more luck than he did.
I guess my point of posting this tonight is:
1. It’s just cute and heartwarming.
2. You can turn literacy lessons in to a character building lesson.
3. It important for kids(and..ahem…teachers) to be thankful all year round.
We took a lot of time to talk about the things we are thankful for and not grumbling and complaining about the small stuff. I even talked about myself. I told them the next time I complained about making my bed, I was going to remember how lucky I was to have a bed to sleep in. They took the whole talk to heart, and it was just one of those moments that reminded me why I do what I do.