Two weeks ago, I opened up the letter writing part of our writing center. I read stories about writing letters-The Jolly Postman, Dear Annie, and Dear Peter Rabbit to name a few...I brought in the Little Tikes Mailbox so the kids can actually mail the letters they write to classmates and they love it!
Today was one of those rough Mondays...crazy time getting out the door, uncooperative toddler who didn't want changed out of her jammies, forgetting to do the February lunch menu, traffic jam on the drive to work...an all around hectic beginning of the week (at least I didn't spill the coffee, right? )
And then there was work. My kiddos walking through the door chatting away and noticing everyone's hats! (We're having spirit week this week.) We had a rough start to our day too...maybe everyone stayed up a little too late watching the Super Bowl or something? At lunchtime, we blew a fuse in the lounge so I had to wait extra long to cook my lunch. Just a " when things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you're trudging seems all up hill" kind of day...
At the end of the day, I delivered the mail from the students who wrote letters and the brightest ray of sunshine (trumpets please) came into my day-"D" wrote me a letter during work on writing that said, "Dear Mrs. Rudd,
You (corrected for grammar) are a good teacher. Love, D." It made my day! I wrote back to him and thanked him for making me smile! Just something so small meant so much...I need to write more letters!