Thursday, June 23, 2011

Why I Love Teaching!

Earlier today I got the loveliest e-mail from a fellow educator.  Honestly, her words made me teary. So many people have inspired me in this blogging adventure (A big thanks to Mrs. Carroll at The First Grade Parade). It was just nice to know that I'd inspired someone else. I love that she's been teaching 1st grade for 37 years and she still loves it! That's true dedication and I want to be like that when I grow up. :)

Her name is Debbie and here's part of her e-mail:

I have taught first grade for 37 years and I still love what I do. I am constantly learning and revising my materials. I am new to creating with the computer - I'm from the generation that made everything with paper, markers, you get the idea. I made this game and wanted to share with you because you have shared so very much with me. Hopefully soon I will get a blog started:0  I hope you can use it and please feel free to share.

Thanks for being the wonderful caring, sharing teacher that you are.

That just made my week :)  I just want to say thanks to Debbie and all my wonderful blogging friends who leave such nice comments, compliments and suggestions. You are greatly appreciated!

If you'd like Debbie's game click on the picture below.


  1. A big thank you to both you and Debbie for sharing. The dogs in this game are so cute!! I know my students will love it.

  2. Aww...that is so sweet. It just shows that we never stop learning. Her game is great, too!
    Thanks Debbie and Yolanda!!
    First Grade Blue SKiES

  3. That is such a sweet message. Thank you both for sharing! My students are going to love the cute dogs!

  4. How nice! Thanks to both of you for sharing this cute game.

  5. How awesome! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations. My class(and I) love them.

  6. What a creative and great game. Thank you both for sharing it with others. :)

  7. This is such a cute sorting activity. I've already printed it out for my daughter to do later today! Thank you to both you and Debbie. ~Liesl

  8. Thank you both for sharing. Debbie, this is adorable!

  9. Just found your blog, very cute! And I had to smile at the Castiel thingy at the bottom of your blog. I'm a Supernatural fan too...gotta love Dean!

  10. That's what teaching and teacher blogging is all about... what a great act of kindness... on both parts. Thanks for the cute download.
    Lory's Page

  11. It's so nice to meet another Supernatural Fan!!! I love Dean...but Sammy looked good in Season Six :)

  12. I am so glad that some of us 'seasoned' teachers have hung in. Next year will be my 42nd year of teaching. All but 4 of those were in first grade. I just love the time of the year when the kids realize they can really read. When then open their library book and they can do it!!! I used to have one little boy who would put his desk top up and hide inside his desk to read. I LOVE that aha moment.

    You youngin's are providing me with so much new stuff I can't keep up. If this weren't probably my last year I would try to learn to create.

    I just finished being evacuated from the Wallow fire so I am trying to catch up with the blog world!!! You give me so many new ideas and energy!!!

    Thanks to all of you who might read this!!!


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