Saturday, January 24, 2015

Celebrating Speech and the Alumni


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I started a poem on the bus to contest today, thinking it would be my celebration. It was cozy and warm and full of love for my speech kids.

We had a great day. Good performances. Half of the groups are moving on to state competition.

Great day.

As always, I posted pictures on our Facebook page

When we first started the Facebook page, it was private and only the current students could join it. Once they graduated, I would delete them.

And then I quit that. I decided to leave graduates part of the group because, really, they are still part of us. They are our foundation. And I like that they will post comments supporting those who are still there even if they don't know who some of them are.

And tonight, as I was sitting here telling my husband what a great day we had and how much I love my speech kids. And how proud of them I am. And all the great moments we had. I received this Facebook message from an alumni


I cried. 

Honestly, as I write this, I still am.

Because as teachers, we always want to know that we made a difference. That we mattered. 

And this message from alumni proves that, somehow, I did. I mattered.

How can I not celebrate that?


4 comments:

  1. Wow, there is no better accolade than to know that what we do today has ripple effects into the future! Yes, you DO matter.

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  2. It is like a big hug. You know you're a good, kind & special teacher, so smart & helpful, and on! But to hear this after some time is the best. I'm glad you shared, happy for you!

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  3. Yay! It is little gems like that that keep us going as a teacher! There are days that I wonder if I am doing anything right and then something like this comes along! Congrats!

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