Jan 21, 2009

Mrs. Proper ROCKS!

So I got the best compliment today. We have had Blue Ribbon crap going on in our school for the past week. Some of the parents were invited to speak about the school and how wonderful it was. One of my student's parents came by to tell the visiting team what she shared with him. I guess they asked the parents what they loved about the school and the parents were gushing about all the teachers and all the stuff we do. The guy then asked if he were to have visited the week before would they have said the same thing. This is when she told the story.

Her son had come home from school, he is in my class, and she asked him how his day went. He told her that she doesn't have to ask him everyday because everyday is a good day because he has Mrs. Proper for a teacher. I instantly had tears streaming down my face and my heart was touched. That is one of the sweetest things that I have ever heard mentioned about me.

That's all I needed. Some days you feel like what you are doing is not making a difference and with all the extra $%^& the state and district pile on us, you wonder how the hell you'll make it through the day, let alone the school year. But when you hear something like that...It's all suddenly worth it and you remember what it's all about- the kids! That's all that matters!! I will never forget what that student said about me and I will also hold my head a little higher! "I have Mrs. Proper...Every day's a good day!" I like that!


Christina said...

and now you know why you have the best job in the world!

Ian C. said...

Yes, I am envious of your job for the same reason you felt so good about it-you are one of a select few!