Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thinking Thankful

Welcome to my blog relaunch! Take a look around and leave a comment below.  Check out my TpT store and Facebook.  Rather than share some tips and tricks, I thought it fitting to share things I'm thankful for as we approach the Thanksgiving season.  It is an interesting time in education.  It isn't always easy to feel like our efforts are paying off or that we are compensated enough for our investment.  Through tears, exhaustian and frustration, I am amazed to watch fellow educators tough it out and continue to love what they do.  You turn lemons into lemonade on a daily basis, and you don't quit.  This blog is devoted to educators everywhere who don't give up on the precious lives we've decided to touch. You are heroes and this entry is a thank you for everything you do! The following are a few things I'm thankful for each day:

Smiles and Laughter

Inside the four walls of my classroom, the worries that may plague my life or theirs can fade a way, at least for a while as we learn and laugh together.  Through dancing and singing my precious little ones can forget the bad morning they had or that mommy and daddy don't love each other anymore.  Their smiles and giggles give me the boost I need to keep going.


Children's artwork is some of the most beautiful ever created.  Through crayon and stickers, my walls are decorated with works of love.  They find out my favorite color or animal and spend their evening at home creating for me.  It shows such love and thoughtfulness.  I like to lay them out at the end of the year and they choose their favorites for me to save forever.

"I Love You"

Once there was a student I was used to having to talk to frequently. You know the one, you can picture him or her righ now.  He had gotten out of his seat for the 100th time within an hour and I was just about to say "Sit Down".  When I said his name, he said "Mrs. Brooks, I love you."  He instantly turned my frustration into a large smile and an "I love you" back. Hearing this from students throughout the day breaks down barriers of irritation or frustration I may be feeling and lifts my heart. Little do they know that while I'm teaching them, they're also teaching me. 

The Goodies and Link-Up

I've included a Thanksgiving freebie to say thank you.  I'm also having a sale in my store on TpT for three days only! (November 2-4)  Please leave your Thankful post or a favorite Thanksgiving activity below!

Native American Tribes FREEBIE


  1. Loved reading about what you are thankful for. And your blog looks great. Thanks for the link up opportunity.

    Lattes and Lunchrooms

  2. Thank you everyone, they all look great!

  3. Thank you so much for letting me join your link up. I also have one going on at my blog, if you would like to join me. :)

    Thanksgiving Link-UP