Tagged with second grade

The Inspiration of Children

When I approach a child he inspires me in two sentiments;  tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become. ~ Louis Pasteur As the school year is coming to a close, I find myself reflecting on the progress made by our second graders and on the meaningful interactions I have had … Continue reading

The Reading Circle

Sometimes pleasurable little moments come when you are not trying so hard.  They just happen and you become aware that something sweet and positive is revealing itself to you.  Yesterday I had one of those moments.  I was assisting in the second grade classroom where students were working on a writing assignment.  The children were … Continue reading

Gratitude and Happiness in a Tea Bag

Gratitude and happiness are expressed in many ways.  To me, they were revealed in a tea bag:  a small, thoughtful gift to say, “thank you”. I work with second graders in a public elementary school.  While I am a certified elementary education teacher, I am currently employed as a special education paraprofessional (assistant) and I … Continue reading