Wednesday, April 23, 2014

My Own Words

Yesterday I was thankful that 8 months ago I began the year with the words, "You're full of greatness."  Here's why.  If you've been following my journey, you've probably picked up on the fact that this has been an extra challenging year.  It's left me with many frustrations and a lot of second guessing my abilities and choices from one day to the next.  It's been a year like no other.  

One of my first graders gave me such a gift yesterday when she took my own words and handed them right back.  



"Miss McMorrow, you are full of greatness."  

(Go here to read a few posts about greatness.) 



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22 comments:

  1. Awwww... what a sweet note! At least you know you're getting through.
    Chrissy

    First Grade Found Me

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    1. Chrissy, I so love when my words become theirs.

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  2. This made me really happy! You certainly are filled with greatness. :)

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    1. Lyn, thank you. It made me happy too. :)

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  3. I think you've done a great job of being positive in your posts and replies to my comments, but I did pick up on your challenges this year. I've had my own frustrations this year with all the new...had days I've come home and felt like crying. This is such a gift...those small moments when The Lord uses a child to tell you that you are doing just fine. Hang in there!

    Crystal

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    1. Crystal, I know the crying feeling all too well. You're right though. I felt like God used this little one to give me an important gift.

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  4. Love sweet notes from students! This one is extra sweet knowing the challenges this year has brought to your room. More proof that you are reaching these students!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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    1. Lori, yes it's extra sweet. Of all the things she could have said, this was perfect.

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  5. Tammy I have to tell you that I love your posts and always get so much from them. I was surprised to hear that you've been feeling so challenged. Maybe I'm just thick headed, but know that I always think you are full of great ideas and positivity!
    Ann
    The Caffeinated Classroom

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    1. Ann, thank you for saying so. I'm glad my frustrations haven't affected my blog too much and that you've been able to find good things here. :)

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  6. I think it has been that type of year for all first grades, mine included. Here's to a relaxing summer and next year "full of greatness!" You are for sure full of greatness Tammy!

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    1. Tammy, I'm claiming a relaxing summer for you too. We need a summer of greatness!

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  7. Sometimes the biggest challenges return the biggest rewards. Your kids are as lucky to have you as you are to have them. Enjoy the rest of your year with these special kiddos!
    Shawna
    The Picture Book Teacher's Edition

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    1. Thank you Shawna for your perspective. :)

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  8. What a neat, neat note to get - especially during a challenge going year.
    Sara

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    1. Sara, it was the perfect note at the perfect time.

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