Friday, March 2, 2007

Loving Kindess

So I always hear this term in the Bible about God toward us...but I got to experience it in my class the other day. It had been a rough day (a precursor to this lovely snow, my kids are great barometers) and I was at my wit's end regarding their procedures and how they were working. So after chewing them out (although, it's only a few that cause all of the problems) for what I felt what the 100th time...a boy comes up to my desk and hands me a page of small stickers. He told me they were for our 100 % papers...his kindness and generosity to me was unbelievable. It was so sweet that he had thought of me and gave them to me, especially on a day where I felt like Miss Viola Swamp (Miss Nelson is Missing, if you haven't read it). Kids are great at showing how God feels towards us...always loving, always giving, always generous...May I remember this lesson and extend it back to the kids in my classroom.

5 comments:

Ruth said...

I'm smiling & a little teary eyed -- thanks for sharing your story. :)

Melanie said...

Cathy,
I ran across your blog from a comment you made on Deanna's blog. I'm so excited! I love reading blogs and yours will be a new perspective. Considering the fact that I have 2 kids in school and 3 that still need to go through 2nd grade, I think I can learn something from your posts.

Christi O. said...

Yeah, my kids are great barometers too! It's hard sometimes, but it's good that those kind of things happen.

Dina said...

Thanks for sharing this precious story. i always find it interesting how God uses students in great ways!

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Those are the moments that make me miss teaching most.