Although I hope none of them are reading this blog. It just makes me feel better to put it out there...
To My Friends:
I don't know how to adequately thank you for making me who I am today. I had a feeling I was supposed to be a teacher someday, but working with each and every one of you (whether you made me scream, cry, laugh or doubt myself) has shown me that I could never be anything else. Thank you for letting me learn along side you and thank you for teaching me so much. Thank you for being my life preservers when I felt as if I was floating alone in an ocean of educational ridiculousness. You kept me sane. You kept me coming back day after day. And it is only now that I'm not in the classroom with you anymore that I can tell you how much I miss you.
Being your teacher was the most exciting and challenging work I have ever done. I try every day to find and create those new challenges for myself, but somehow without your little faces, it's just not the same. It is because of YOU (fighting for you, doing my best for you) that I found my voice and that I found Mrs. Mimi's voice.
I hope I had some impact on you too. Maybe I taught you the sneaky e rule, maybe I showed you how to be kind to others, maybe I instilled in you a premature desire to wear high heels....or maybe our time together wasn't all that significant for you. I'll never know. That's the hardest part of this job when you come right down to it, I guess.
Here's to us always being rock stars.