Today, while doing some Spring cleaning, I ran across some cards my students made for me during Teacher Appreciation Week. Our Art Teacher asks the children to do this every year and it is really funny to read what a five year old thinks is special about his or her teacher. Here are some of the reasons my students think I am special:

She doesn't make me eat my peas at lunch like my Mommy does!

She can tie shoes in a double knot!

She doesn't have to be quiet in the hall!

She likes to wear a pencil behind her ear.

She likes to jump around like a monkey when we play dance music!

If we spill juice on the rug, she doesn't get mad at us.

She thinks there is stuff called magic dust that makes us get in a straight line when we line up. We just let her think that. 

She loves me.

She tells good stories and puts us in them.

She knows a lot of clapping kind of songs.

She hugs me!

She is fun! Sometimes she lets us watch a movie during rest time or she reads us a story.

She doesn't make you go to the thinking chair if you are good!

She is nice! She holds are coats  on the playground.

We get to have parades a lot.

I got a good chuckle out of reading them again with the exception of the dancing one. All I could think of was Elaine on Jerry Seinfeld. Have you ever seen her dance? My daughter especially liked that one. Go figure.

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all have a blessed day tomorrow!

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. (NIV)


  1. Brenda Susan // April 3, 2010 at 10:06 PM  

    HA! I pictured Elaine dancing too! I love to watch dancers but the picture of Elaine keeps me from doing it in front of people!
    I taught pre-school for a few year, and just love the words that come out of their mouths!
    Wearing a pencil behind your ear could become "the thing"!

  2. Debbie(single;complicated) // April 3, 2010 at 10:06 PM  

    This was GREAT!! It so sweet that you don't make them eat their peas!! ha ha! You are an amazing teacher!!

  3. Yellow House Knits // April 3, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

    Those are adorable! It sounds like the kids think you are a great teacher, which is such a nice compliment!

  4. veterankindergartenteacher // April 3, 2010 at 10:41 PM  

    Just who I always wanted to dance like.....Elaine! Lol I told my daughter today that it wasn't THAT funny....but actually, it is! I like your idea about starting "a thing".

    Have a blessed day tomorrow!

  5. VKT // April 3, 2010 at 10:44 PM  

    Dear Debbie,

    Who could have known that all it takes to be a good teacher is not to make a child eat peas! lol

    Happy Easter!

  6. VKT // April 3, 2010 at 10:46 PM  

    Thanks Yellow House! I hope you have a blessed day tomorrow!

  7. Jenny // April 3, 2010 at 11:20 PM  

    Too cute! Thanks for following my blog! Glad to follow you back!

  8. Debbie // April 3, 2010 at 11:29 PM  

    Happy Easter to my favorite Kindergarten teacher:) I like the peas one, my husband still despises peas because his Mom made him eat them. I never made my kids eat them and they still hate them...go figure? Many blessings and keep sharing your lovely inspirational stories....they make us smile:)

  9. VKT // April 3, 2010 at 11:48 PM  

    Thanks Jenny! Happy Easter!

  10. VKT // April 3, 2010 at 11:50 PM  


    I was thinking about you earlier today and how I had gotten so used to reading your posts. I thought you were taking a break.. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter tomorrow....Blessings!

  11. Ms. Anthropy // April 4, 2010 at 12:28 AM  

    Kids are so amazing! You must feel really special to be among their first influences. You should be, first influences can be life altering.

  12. Twee Poppets // April 4, 2010 at 12:40 AM  

    Thanks for stopping by and following Twee Poppets! I'm following you back. :)

    This was such a cute and funny post! Kindergarten is a really fun age. :D

  13. Xmas Dolly // April 4, 2010 at 1:18 AM  

    Thanks for stopping by. That was very thoughtful of you. A very blessed Easter to you & yours! I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow.

  14. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 1:55 AM  

    Thanks Ms..

    Very good point! I hope every student I teach finds me to be a positive influence. Thanks for commenting.

  15. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 1:56 AM  

    It truly is Tweets. Thanks for stopping by.

  16. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 1:57 AM  

    Thanks Dolly! And to you as well. We will head to church first thing and then go out for lunch.


  17. RosieP // April 4, 2010 at 3:52 AM  

    Happy Easter

    Hugs RosieP x

  18. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 7:39 AM  

    And to you as well Rosie! Blessings

  19. Xenia // April 4, 2010 at 9:01 AM  

    What great reasons!

    Thank you so much for the Easter wishes, I hope you have a wonderful holiday as well. :)

  20. yonca // April 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

    Thanks for your Easter wishes! Hope you have a great day!

  21. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 12:09 PM  

    Thanks Xenia! Take care!

  22. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

    You too Yonca! Enjoy your sweet children!

  23. Choices // April 4, 2010 at 12:33 PM  

    These quotes are so very cute and funny. It brought a smile to my face. This is Priceless and something to cherish and treasure forever.

  24. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 3:04 PM  

    Thanks Anne! I hope you are having a wonderful Easter Day!

  25. Theresa Milstein // April 4, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

    I'm sure the child meant dancing like a monkey in a good way! It's really nice that the other teacher compiles that list.

    I hope you had a good weekend.

  26. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 8:59 PM  

    You too Theresa! It is so nice to have some time off.

  27. Jen // April 4, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

    Awe! That is so precious! I have always wanted to teach 1st grade. Somehow life just got in the way, but your students and you are so encouraging! Have a wonderful Easter!

  28. Kelly's Lucky You // April 4, 2010 at 9:39 PM  

    Following you back!

    I have a four year old, I'm looking forward to learning from you-


  29. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 9:43 PM  

    Thanks Jen! I hope you had a wonderful Easter. I love your blog!

  30. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

    Thanks Kelly!

  31. mrs. c // April 4, 2010 at 9:50 PM  

    So true, it's great to see yourself through your student's eyes. I know mine love it when we have a "dane party" and where else is Pick Up the Pieces your clean up sond!

  32. VKT // April 4, 2010 at 11:00 PM  

    Thanks for your comment Mrs. C. I hope you had a Happy Easter.

  33. May Be Miracles // April 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM  

    precious :-)

  34. VKT // April 5, 2010 at 10:59 AM  

    Thanks May Be Miracles!

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  36. VKT // April 5, 2010 at 12:04 PM  

    Thanks Mommy,

    You made my day!

  37. Stacey // April 6, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

    Ethan came home from school when he was 5 to tell me that his teacher was a genius. I ask him why - he said "Because she can write my name in cursive!"
    It's awesome knowing that somebody believes in you!

  38. VKT // April 6, 2010 at 9:22 AM  

    Awwwwwwwwwww Stacey...Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

  39. cbright123 // April 6, 2010 at 9:45 AM  

    kids cards are the best! and the you're right, the self esteem they have carries on through the rest of their life.

  40. VKT // April 6, 2010 at 11:34 AM  

    Very good point Cbright! I am looking forward to reading your book. I enjoy your sister's blog and need to hop over and get to know yours as well.


  41. Helena // April 6, 2010 at 6:35 PM  

    These are priceless! I'm sure glad you saved them to put in your blog! It's perfect! Kids say the darndest things! Also, thank you for stopping by! 'Preciate it!

  42. VKT // April 6, 2010 at 7:16 PM  

    Thanks Helena! They do indeed!