Thursday, November 22, 2012

ABC #34: Gratitude

I gave my first ever Thanksgiving speech to the students on Tuesday, and I think I'm going to make it an annual thing.

"STOP!" I shrieked as they made for the door. "The bell hasn't rung, and I need to give my Thanksgiving Speech!" At that point, I had not made any plans for such a speech.

"Look," I said when they were calm. "I'm thankful for you. I love my job because I get to hang out with you guys every day. It's pretty much the best thing I could ask for. I want to thank you for being a part of my life."

The kids were sort of surprised and confused. They looked at me with wide eyes like, "Is she for real?!" I think I even said, "I'M SERIOUS!"


mm said...

On Tuesday I had a kid ask me why I went into teaching. I told him that I couldn't give him the original reason, but that I'm glad I did because I love my job. It's true we have a great gig going with this teaching thing.

LH said...

I didn't give a Thanksgiving speech, but #1 son is still here, so there's still time.
I'll nab him and do some orating.