Thursday, July 14, 2011
Mrs. Bainbridge's Linky Party...Oh the things we say!
Mrs. Bainbridge says, "We've all got those "things" that we say. What is something you always say to your students? Maybe it's something cute that you love... or maybe it's something that you heard them start to say to each other that made you go "uh oh!".
Two years ago I had a student new to our school. It was the second day. The students were working on a writing assignment. While walking around, I noticed she was trying so hard to write in cursive. I leaned down and whispered, "honey, it's ok, you can print." I walk on to another child's desk. I then noticed the first child got out of her seat and walked to the back of the room and stopped in front of my PRINTER. I went to her and asked her what she was doing. She said, "You told me to print it." I leaned down and whispered in her ear, "well aren't you precious."
And it stuck. So now when ever a child does something "odd" or even aggravating, my response is usually, "oh, you are precious." It has become a school joke. Last year, during our meet the teacher night, I had a parent come to me and say that I would probably be calling her child precious a lot! hahaha. And indeed, I did! :) Bless his heart. :-)
The other thing I say a lot is "Do it with a happy heart." AND, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.
Ok, your turn! Head on over to Mrs. Bainbridge's Class blog and post your link!