My classroom is not a quiet, orderly place.
Students are constantly moving, thinking, talking, reading and writing.
I do my best to help my students find success.

June 3, 2014

A note to my students

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Dear reading students, 

This has been an EXCELLENT year, don’t you agree??

I am so proud of ALL of you.  Every one of you made progress with your reading, writing and thinking. 
You have all grown smarter -- your brains are sponges that continue to grow with all your learning.
I hope I have helped you to be excited about books, reading and learning.

I know I have learned many things from all of you. 
I learned that I need to give really good directions.
I learned that I need to show you examples of work.
I learned ways to help you remember to read every day.

Thank you for being respectful, funny and kind students. I have smiled and laughed many times this year. 
It’s so much fun to be a teacher. 
It’s truly the best job in the world.


  1. Wow, your students are fortunate to have had you this past year.

  2. Your students are lucky Chris . . . your passion for reading is contagious! I so look forward to hearing about the new adventure next year . . . your are going to be AWESOME!!!! XO

  3. I love this! A letter to your students... may need to do this too! I also love that you shared what you learned from them. Great ideas indeed! We truly do have the best job in the world. I hope you share this with your kiddos today. :)

  4. Something to share for sure. Even though there are tough times, when you see these kids grows and absorb what you are teaching, it makes it all worthwhile. Prayers are with you for your new adventure next year.

  5. Even teachers are constant learners and it is so important when we share that with our students as you did. I totally agree with your last line - teaching is the best job in the world! Congrats to you and your students a wonderful year.

  6. Your last two lines say it all. :-) This was my thinking today too!

  7. Wonderful note! We really do have a great job!