Just looking around my classroom my heart is filled. Filled with warmness. It’s decorated with art work from when my daughter attended school here. That seems so long ago now. But her artwork is here. Still here. I love when my students ask me who drew the picture of the Cat in the Hat and who made the book mobile. My answer is simple. My daughter did. I immediately get a “wow” when I tell them she was their age when she created these masterpieces. Yes, it warms my heart.
Then there are the love notes that my students make for me. Just for me. These are some of the surprise and delights that make my day. Sometimes they show up where I least expect them and other times they are hand delivered by a student wearing a big smile on their face. I keep them posted on my “warm fuzzy” board and when I need a pick me up, I read them. They instantly bring a smile to my face, warm my heart, and remind me of the innocence of a child.
Who doesn’t love thank you notes written by your own personal fan club? These were secretly passed under my door after World Read Aloud Day in February. Yes, I’m a sucker for the artwork. But the messages! Well, they are priceless. They too stay out for those days when I doubt myself, wondering if I am doing enough to instill the love of reading in these young readers of mine. Quickly reminiscing through them reminds me that I’ve made a difference and it warms my heart.
And, last but not least is the section of my “warm-fuzzy” board that has the thank you notes from my friends and colleagues. To me, a hand-written thank you says a million words, for I know that something I did warmed someone else’s heart.
My Wednesday wish for you is that you take a moment to look around and notice what warms your heart or perhaps you take the time to warm the heart of another.
Happy Warm-hearted Wednesday!
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We should all have a warm and fuzzy board! You are obviously much loved and much treasured, Amy! Thank you for the peek into your classroom and your daughter’s beautiful art.
One of my directors once suggested we all keep a treasure box of these notes and cards and small art. I collect them. May be having them visible is even a better idea. Having your own daughter’s art hanging in your room has extra layer to appreciate.
How wonderful to get an anonymous day brightener. Definitely all treasures worth keeping.
Beautiful reminders of what warms your heart, and a good nudge for me to remember to look around and notice for myself.
Oh my goodness…..I love the idea of the warm and fuzzy board! I have a file, but the board is more visual! The simple things are most important!! Thanks for sharing!
Your classroom walls remind me of mine – such lovely mementos of all the kids who pass our way!
You are loved!! ❤️️ It feels so good to know you made a difference in someone’s life. Glad you are keeping these treasures. Thanks for including pictures. It really elevated your post.
I love the idea of “Warm Hearted Wednesday” – it is so important to have those memories and moments that fill us up. I really loved the student that hedged their bet with “Miss or Mrs.” – 😉
That gave me a good chuckle too!
What great reminders of the beauty of working with learners who write things like this to warm our hearts!