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Saturday, November 9, 2013

A Classroom of Love



Celebrations, thanks and gratitude...I have them all. 

I celebrate my students everyday but what I love the most about each of them is the tolerance they demonstrate on a daily basis. We have a lot going on in our first grade classroom:
A student who screams because it is a release from all the sensory stimulation we cannot relate to, but is loved.
A student in a wheelchair battling a disease, but is loved.
A student who goes under the table because he is overwhelmed, but is loved.
A student who interrupts, distracts and disrupts, but is loved.
A student who is very hands on with peers, but is loved.
A student who is difficult to communicate with because of a neurological disorder, but is loved.

All these students and their needs are tolerated, embraced and accepted in a classroom of love. What could be a better celebration? I can't think of one.



8 comments:

  1. I would love to visit your classroom. The love you have for these kids runs deep. If someone loves my child, I love them and that is what your parents must feel too.

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  2. "I celebrate my students every day" - I wish it was a motto for all teachers. Classroom of Love - a wonderful place to be.

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  3. I am with Elsie; I would love to visit your classroom! I think how blessed a child must feel to be in a classroom where love is abundant!

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  4. Betsy, what a lovely place to be - your classroom where all are tolerated, embraced, accepted, and loved.

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  5. Truer words could not be written. Your students are certainly blessed to have you in their lives!

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  6. Special to hear, Betsy. What a wonderful teacher you are to help your community thrive, each and every one!

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  7. What everyone else has said. How wonderful for kids to be in a classroom where the things that are truly important are celebrated!

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  8. It's almost like they are family. This shows the community you have created and the innate tolerance of children. Beautiful celebration of being human.

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