June 9, 2012

Pinky Promise



I just finished my first year of teaching. Words can hardy describe how amazing this year has been with my little ones.


On our last day of school I talked to them about how they all were special and that they should never forget it. I made them come up one by one and pinky promise that they would never forget how special they were. It started out with the children giggling, thinking I was so silly. But the room quickly silenced as I softly held each one of their little faces and looked them in the eye and said "You are special. Don't you ever forget it.". It was the loudest silence I ever heard--each child bursting with the knowledge and pride that they were special.  It was an amazing moment we shared together in our little classroom that truly cumulated our year together.


My deepest desire as a teacher is that each student I teach leaves my class truly feeling that they are special and can accomplish anything. I hope that pinky promise we shared stays in their hearts forever and ever. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to spend a year with 22 incredible little ones whom I will forever hope for and love.

6 comments:

Hannah said...

awww this post gave me the chills. So sweet. Congrats on finishing your first year of teaching Lauren!

Lindsey Bench said...

Those little ones are so lucky! Love you.

Stephanie said...

You are amazing Laur! I bet you'll never even know what an enormous impact you've had on all the kids that you teach. :) You're definitely where you were meant to be. xx

Kiersten White said...

I love this so much. I'm so proud of you!

patdwhite said...

this brought tears to my eyes. I am so proud of you and so amazed at the wonderful teacher you are and how you take it beyond learning and strive to teach their little souls.

I love you.

Mama White said...

They will never forget you. Pinky promise. Love you dear one!