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Well today is the first day back for New York City teachers, with tomorrow being the first official day for the students. And in a wonderful twist, that can only happen with the New York City Department of Education, after Wednesday's first day school, we have another two days off for Rosh Hashanah! Shana Tova Umetukah! So to get myself back in the mode (mood), I wanted to share some of the thank you cards I received at the end of last school year. My wife always says "you are so lucky" to have so many kids love you and I do feel lucky and happy to be a little part of their lives.
Last November I started this series of posts called Notes from the Teaching Field to chronicle some of the going-ons in my 'other' life--teaching. The first post, "Um, yes Actual Notes", (November 2009) featured some of the notes and letters I received throughout the year from students, mostly kindergarten and first grade. So I wanted to share some of the notes and cards from this past school year. My thanks to Kim and her first grade class for most of the cards (for those of you out there who don't know the insanity that is often the NYC Department of Education and how it affects some teachers, read Kim's story about almost being 'let go' for this year because of budget cuts. She was on the chopping block not because she isn't a great teacher (she is!) but because she was unlucky to be the low woman on the totem pole--DOE a meritocracy? Fail!).
Anyway, let the cuteness begin below...
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