Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving Letters

Today I had my 7th & 8th graders write letters to someone they were thankful for. Most wrote to their mom, dad, or best friends. One student wrote to me...

It brought tears to my eyes to read it. This particular young lady pulls at my heart daily. I want to take her home and keep her safe from the crazy that surrounds her. She has been having a hard time at home lately. She came to my office about a week ago because she needed to talk. She told me a lot. More than any 7th grader should ever have to know/see/hear.

Her letter to me today thanked me for listening to her, among many other things.

I am thankful for teaching in a school that allows me to share the love of Jesus with all the children in my classroom!


  1. I had my middle schoolers write a letter of thanks to some one at school as well. Their letters were very sweet!

  2. Hi Sarah:

    I'm glad that you and that little angel have each other. That would have warmed my heart too.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  3. Sarah-

    Awww..that brought tears to my eyes! We never know what kind of impact we are having on each student-you are her bright spot! :)

    Happy Thanksgiving!!


  4. I'm thankful for all of your inspiration and for reminding us of why we teach!

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    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. I am grateful you all have each other! I am also thankful for all that you share with us middle school bloggers! I left an award for you over on my blog!

    Adventures of a 6th Grade Teacher

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