Monday, June 7, 2010

Birthdays mean...

As an adult, birthdays mean...

-Waking up at 6 am, well actually more like 3:30, and then not being able to get back to sleep because I couldn't stop coughing long enough

-Getting to work at 6:45 and then trying to figure out what to do with children all day

-Having to walk out on your superintendent because your meeting is going so late you are going to miss your tutoring kid

-Being late to your tutoring kid because your meeting ran so late, now you have to stay late at tutoring, because obviously a nearly 12 hour work day was not long enough

-Being way too starving to cook when you get home so eating canned soup and oreo frozen yogurt for dinner...oops.

As a kindergarten teachers, birthdays mean...

(spelling corrected unless it was particularly amusing)

"Have a god birthday!"

"You are my best teacher" (and how many others do you have?)

"You are the best teacher. You are very god."

"I love you, you are the best teacher in the hole world. You have taught me how to spell words and how to draw very god. You have taught me math. You are my best teacher I love you so much that you should come to first grade with me."

"I know you like the red sox. I like it too. I think it's the best."

"Did you know a big kid said you are the best teacher in the school? You are a god teacher."

"You have been the very best teacher in the world. You teach me how to leave spaces and draw good. I love you."

Did I mention there were at least 20 pictures of ice cream on these cards?

Don't worry, not all kindergartners are so loving. The kids made these cards for me during lunch (when I'm out of the room) and according to them, one of the kids refused to make me a card because he was mad at me. What did I do? Told him: cutting in line is not a choice.

Mean teacher!

Alright time to go get some wedding and work stuff done. Those are my two Ws right now :) What's your favorite part of your birthday?


  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a relaxing evening after your busy day. Those messages from your students are absolutely adorable! How sweet :)

  2. Those kids sound adorably funny!! Although I'm sure they're not so adorable EVERY day haha. Hope you had a great Birthday!! You'll have to celebrate more this weekend!

  3. Happy Birthday! I like the kid who wants you to go to first grade with him. :-)
    My favorite part of my birthday is the cake and ice cream. Oh, and the presents and visiting with friends and family. I suppose I like it all!

  4. oh my gosh, that is adorable! Happy Birthday!!!

  5. haha next spelling lesson: the word "good" - have no fear we will celebrate hard enough this weekend that you won't ever want to celebrate again

  6. Oh my gosh, those cards are priceless. I bet that made your day. And it's pretty hilarious that the kids knew about your love of ice cream... and that one kid refused to make a card! ha!!

    My favorite part of my birthday used to be having a birthday dinner w/ my parents. My mom always let us decide what we'd have, which didn't happen very often in a family of 5 kids. As an adult, my favorite part of my birthday is getting bday mail. :)

  7. Aw, what cute messages from your kids! And happy birthday (again)!

    The best part of my birthday is just knowing that this is my special day! Even if I don't do anything exciting, it's fun to have a day all about me. :) And my mom always does something extra special for me, which is nice.

  8. Aw, I love the messages from kids. That's one of the best things about being a teacher. :)

  9. Happy Birthday! Hope it is god since you are such a god teacher!!!! :o)

  10. Awwww those messages are SO CUTE!!!! I love how your kids love you so much!!!

    Hope that brightened your day a little bit and you had a good birthday :)

  11. My favorite part of my birthday it's at the end of June so I have only ever had to go to school on my birthday twice in my life and I never work on my birthday! This year we'll be in California which I am really excited about!

  12. Awww! Cute kid cards!

    I hope school is winding down so you can celebrate properly soon :) Happy Birthday!

  13. HAPPPPPPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I always thought teachers had extra special birthdays :) Very sweet!

  14. AWWWW so cute & funny! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  15. My friends daughter, who is in K, said the other day that she "doesn't want to go to first grade because there will be too much homework" and she thinks she "will stay in K for at least four more years." Outta the mouth of babes!

  16. Happy Birthday! Sorry you are sick! I had a double ear infection on my 21st birthday - I was not a happy camper...

    My favorite part of birthdays are receiving cards - for some reason they make me very happy.

  17. hahaha i loved celebrating my birthday with my class this year. they threw me a surprise party! ;) hope it was a good day kelly.. welcome to 26.

  18. Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope you are celebrating all week!

  19. Happy birthday pretty lady!

  20. Happy belated birthday!! Love the cards... All that ice cream, the kids know you well! I hope you aren't still being "mean" lol :)

    ONE MONTH girl! I know you are getting excited!