Monday, June 22, 2015

Weekly Summer Link-Up: One Item that Means the World to Me

Amy here! This week's link-up was actually an easy one for me. Monica at I Heart Grade 3 asked us to blog about one item that means the world to me so here it is:

This paper flower was given to me by a couple of students as an end of year gift. The students came from one of THOSE classes. You know the class. The one that you just connect with. The one that pushes you and challenges you to work differently and think differently as a teacher. The one that you dread coming to an end. The one that has students that you hope to stay connected to for years to come so that you can be there to celebrate all that they accomplish.

The girls wrote something sweet on each petal. Here is what each petal said:
I Love...
♥ the way you smile.
♥ the funny jokes you make
♥ your encouragement
♥ how you make school fun
♥ when you wink at me
♥ your shining eyes
♥ how you help me learn
♥ the sayings you say
♥ how you have different things than other teachers
♥ that you give us time to learn things
♥ that you're still joyful when you are frustrated
♥ when you read to us
♥ that you care for us
♥ how you treat us like we are the same age as you
♥ your creativity in the lessons

The time these girls took to create this flower and to write down things that they loved about our community is just so precious to me. I will continue to hang up this flower each and every year at the start of a new year to remind me of how I can impact kids. It will also remind me that it really is the little things that matter to them. I can't thank these girls enough for this beautiful gift and I can only hope they know how much it means to me!

Head over to I Heart Grade 3 to check out some awesome bloggers and what means the world to them!


  1. That is great as well. I love when kids would send a great gift homemade so it will be cherished forever. I love this. Have a great day!!!

    Jasmine H.
    The Social Media Teacher

  2. Wow! What an amazing item to cherish!! I love getting things from my students, especially the small things that you know they out so much though into. Great choice!

  3. Ohhhh! What a wonderful gift to receive! Straight from the heart!

    Thanks for linking up!


  4. That really is a sweet gift. I love how thoughtful each comment was.
    Grade School Giggles

  5. That is such a wonderful gift to have! What a great idea to hang it up in your room each year! Whenever you're having a bad day what a pick me up this must be! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!!

    Warmest Wishes,

  6. Those are some of the best. I taught at a really small school for the past five years. I had to leave because we moved. At the end of the year, I got a note from every single student in the school. I cried like a baby while reading them.