Just because it makes me laugh: 6th graders + pet chicken Harriet = funny

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6th graders and my pet chicken Harriet
Since I teach language arts, I often write example pieces for my students. So every year, I share one story I wrote about my pet chicken, Harriet. Harriet and I were great buds when I was nine, and in fact, check it out, I have real live footage of me and Harriet together:

And every time I get to the end of my story, when my dog, Truder, gets out and eats Harriet…the kids think it’s so funny! πŸ™‚ They never let me live it down. Want proof? This is what some of them drew on the back of their test papers:

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Last year was my last year teaching 6th grade; I think I’m gonna miss ’em!

Prayer requests gone wrong (or right?)

Every week, my students could write down prayer requests and give them to me. You can find out a lot about them by doing this. Hah! Nice to know they care about my personal life. πŸ˜‰

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I just finished my fifth year of teaching, and I must admit, I’m surprised I made it this long! Not because it’s been so terribly hard or boring or any of that, but I am a dreamer at heart, so it seems like ever since I stepped foot into my first classroom, I’ve been asking God, “Okay, what’s next?”

But every year, I am blessed…by my students and the joy of knowing them and teaching them and watching them grow. And, of course, God teaches me so much along the way! Next year, I’m going back to 2nd grade, and I’m just as excited as ever. πŸ™‚

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