Whenever I seem really down lately, something happens to perk me right back up. Yesterday I was a bit bummed because U of Ph decided I wasn't their ideal candidate (as my good friend yelled "their loss honey!").
Today at recess I went downstairs to check my mailbox in the office. I had an envelope. When I saw the return address, I had to smile. It was from my sub from last week. She included a Thank You card for making her feel so welcomed and for taking care of things when she had her fall down the stairs. She also included a letter that she had sent to Mrs. Principal. I was very flattered to read what she had to say about me and at the risk of being accused of bragging, I decided to include it here:
I was a guest teacher for Mrs. Sunny's 5th grade class last Thursday, October 14. Mrs. Sunny was the first teacher I had met on October 14. She welcomed me immediately and wished me a very pleasant day. It was apparent to me as I entered her room, looked around at the impeccably clean and orderly room, and read her detailed and typed plans for me, that she was very well organized, had high expectations for her students and had prepared well in advance for that day. Mrs. Sunny was actually in the building collaborating with other professionals for future lessons/instruction for the children. So, if it became necessary for her to assist me, she had offered to help in any way should that become necessary. Because of her thoroughness in preparing materials and notes for me and due to the outstanding cooperation of her fine students, she could continue her meeting/planning day without interruption. The 5th graders in Mrs. Sunny's class were exceptionally well behaved, willing to assist me with any detail of the day, very kind to one another and me, and diligent in accomplishing their academic responsibilities. It was a pleasure to have been a guest teacher at Name of School.
Now, if that doesn't rock the socks off someone who had The.Worst.Year.Ever. last year, I don't know what will. I was so flattered at everything she said. I was also kind of grateful that she sent this to Mrs. Principal simply because this is someone on the outside-looking-in to see the effort I put in to make my room a fabulous place to learn. She is definitely #1 on my favorite sub list!