I love being a teacher

Why? Because every day there is a new adventure.
Here's a story:
I have a couple boys who are in Senior Concert Band (and one is also in all of my choirs) who like to comment on my blog, and make threats that they are going to crash one of my classes I teach at my LSS, and I always say that it would be *AWESOME* if they came out for one. Every couple of days they will come in to the band room and comment on something I've said, or did on my blog, and we'll laugh and that's it... WELL.. On friday (when as a school we celebrated Valentine's Day) my one student, we'll call him, "J" says, "Ms. Crawford, I have something for you after class, ok?" and I'm thinking it's another package of chocolates or something I'll have to give away (because I'm on Atkins)... After class the band is packing up their chairs and stands and I'm chatting with kids and "J" walks up with an envelope. It's a card. And suddenly it hits me, "J" posed as his mother commenting on my blog wanting to borrow the punch I made this card with:

I start opening the card and I'm saying to myself "no... no way did he make that. NO WAY," but ladies let me tell you, HE MADE THIS CARD:


Like, HUH?!?! I was so touched, and astounded that he would do this for me. And isn't it great?? I guess his mom went to Michaels and bought the MS punch for him after all. This is my favourite part:

Coke patterned paper!! What a guy... THANKYOU "J"!
Now if only you'd practice your trumpet... hahaha

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22 comments

  1. That is so cool! One of those moments to treasure!

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  2. Very sweet. Very rewarding, as a Teacher. Well done!

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  3. What a fun story! He did a pretty great job. How fun for his mom to get the punch for him.

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  4. well I guess you're an inspiration in AND outside of the classroom! fun story, thanks for sharing! :D

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  5. If that isn't one of the sweetest stories ever!! What a great kid - what a great teacher you must be for him to go to those lengths!!

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  6. That card is amazing! I think he's got a future here with us :)

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  7. That is freakin' awesome! Now, how can I get one of my students to do that for me??? ;)

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  8. aaaah- you must be proud!!!!
    and I saw that card on SCS and thought- ooooh- it's fabulous!! love it!

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  9. I love this.....how sweet of him to do this for you. It says a lot about you.....great work teach!

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  10. "DID YOU SEE TOBI'S PLACE
    ITS FREIKING AMAZING"

    Was the reaction "J" had when he saw this post, and yes, "Tobi" as she's known here - Is not your average teacher.

    That i can say from experience.

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  11. OMGosh!! Tobi~~~that is wicked!! Seriously....what a guy is right. I am so impressed with that card. Hey, can you find out where he got the coke dp?? And does it come in diet Pepsi too. hahaha.

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  12. That is just WAY too cool!

    "K"--you ROCK!!

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  13. wow what a fab thing for J to do!! Love the cola paper!!

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  14. What a cool thing for that young man to do! That is the kind of guy I hope my daughter meets someday...
    Julie

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  15. Wow! now THAT'S impressive! how cool! you go "J"!

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  16. OH! What a sweet story! Absolutely loved it, TFS!

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  17. Wow Tobi!! That says so much about 1- what kind of teacher you are (amazing!) and 2- how thoughtful kids can be and 3- how great it is that some can just be themselves without worrying about what others think. It takes guts to make a card and give it to a teacher! And... the card is beautiful too... AWESOMENESS ALL AROUND!

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  18. "J" what a beautiful card!! How sweet

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  19. This card is beautiful. Who'd have thought you could create something this amazing with a punch. Well done J.

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  20. I love hearing things like this, it makes me believe in the goodness of others. Thank you for sharing this

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  21. You must be a very wonderful and inspiring teacher! How wonderful and thoughtful of "J"! It makes your job all the more satisfying, doesn't it?

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