Sunday, October 14, 2007

Appreciation

Two weeks ago was National Custodian's Day. To celebrate that day, my class, and the rest of the second grade classes wrote a letter to our custodian, Mr. Bobb. I made up a template where the kids could draw a picture as well as write about 5-6 lines about our custodian. When all of the letters were done, I bound them into a book and the kids presented it to Mr. Bobb that afternoon.

This week Mr. Bobb found me and told me how much he appreciated the book. He said that he took it home and read it with his wife and they had the most wonderful time reading the letters. These were his comments:

"The kids wrote such hard words. They weren't spelled correctly but they really tried their best to write really hard words like appreciate." (spelled uprishayt)

"The letters made me feel so good. They gave me great hope for the future."

"I told my wife that when I die, I want these letters read at my funeral."


Mr. Bobb was so moved by the book. I am glad that the kids were able to express their gratitude for our wonderful custodian. I am also touched that he found the book to be so meaningful.

5 comments:

X said...

LOVE IT!

Jeannette said...

That was such a sweet thing to do! You are a wonderful teacher! I have a third grader and I have found that the teacher a child gets is the biggest influence on how well a child does. No matter how much I work with my son at home, having an awesome teacher (like you) makes him want to work even harder. Keep up the good work!

MsAbcMom said...

Thanks X and Jeannette.

By the way, Jeannette...your name is my middle name! I haven't seen anyone else with the two n's and t's in their name. Cool!

Jeannette said...

Not a lot of people spell it like us. It drives me insane when people spell my name wrong.

Dree said...

That is AWESOME! I wish I had known it was Custodian's Day. I would have loved to do something special for our Mr. Jose. Maybe we'll do something similar and give it to him as a Christmas gift. Thanks for the idea!!!