Monday, April 25, 2011

Shout Out to the Green Team!

I just wanted to give a shout out to my precious 6th graders (as they were my very first followers!). They were probably the funnest (I know, I'm a bad teacher, not a real word. But I teach history, not grammar) group to tell that we were adopting. They asked lots of good questions, and they totally got "it." They understood why we wanted to do this. A couple of them looked like they were going to cry, which was just way too cute!

I told them about the video that inspired us to adopt in the first place (which I mentioned here Lucy Lane's Gotcha Day"). So may of them went home and watched it and even showed their parents. They came back to school telling me how they too cried when they watched it!

Today they surprised me with a check for...
to put toward our adoption!  WOW!  I was so stunned! 
People think you're crazy when you teach middle school (and I probably am a little lot). But I LOVE it! To me they are a great age to teach; the perfect balance between child and adult.

So, to my sweet "Greenies," thank you for your sweet smiles, constant encouragement, and for making it a joy to come to work every single day. You are truly a special group and I will never forget you. I know you will achieve great things in life. But above all, I hope that you will remember the most important things I tried to teach you (and it has NOTHING to do with ancient cultures!), and that is to be a person of good character. Be kind to others. Thats what's important. I love you! Pin It


  1. Isn't it amazing how people come around you and support you through this journey? Amazing!

    Brooke Annessa

  2. Brooke,
    You are so right! It is truly amazing! I have been overwhelmed by people's generosity!


  3. I love it! I'm a 2nd grade teacher and my parents and students have been SO supportive and excited too. I've gotten cards with quarters taped to it from a little one's piggy bank, and checks from parents. AMAZING!!!

  4. we appreciate you soo much and your welcome for the cheak
    from:riley davis your favorite 6th period student

  5. Sarah, that is so amazing! How precious! They have literally saved their pennies for you! Too cute! Congratulations on your journey to Taiwan!

    And thank you sweet Riley! I look forward to seeing you each day in 6th period!