It's finally the end of the week but there's no slowing down for me anytime soon. I need to work on school-related projects all weekend, and I don't even get a day off on Monday. Instead, I have to be up at my campus at 8:00am and be part of a full day workshop until 3:00pm. Sheesh! At least I can sleep past 6:30am tomorrow! I'm so tired that I feel like I can just collapse at any minute!
Today was our Valentine's Day party at school, and I'd just like to say how amazing my students are. Here's what I posted on my personal Facebook page earlier:
I cannot believe how unbelievably sweet my fourth grade students are in my student teaching placement. They are such a great group of kids every day, but today they brought me beautiful notes, candy, balloons, and flowers for our Valentine's Day party! The card on the flowers even said "You're the best student teacher ever!" I can't believe I'm halfway through this placement already... I never thought I could grow to love a group of kids so quickly, but I am definitely going to miss these students when my placement ends! I'm so lucky to have been placed with such a wonderful group of thoughtful, respectful, sweet children!
That pretty much says it all! These kids really are just the greatest, and I'm so glad that I have been able to work with them for the past four weeks. Student teaching may be time consuming, chaotic, and make me want to pull my hair out, but these kids make every day special for me.
I always wonder about our previous foster children on holidays like Valentine's Day. Do they celebrate with their families, or hang decorations in their windows the way my little sisters do? Will their families sit down to dinner together and will they look around the table and feel happy that they have a good family and good life? I don't know where any of my former siblings are, or what their families are like, but I can only hope that on any given day, not just a holiday, they are all safe, happy, and healthy.
How do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Do you have big plans for tomorrow with a significant other or will you swap cards with a child in your life? Let me know in the comments, and enjoy the day tomorrow no matter what your plans may be!
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