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November 22, 2016

A Thankful Teacher and a Thanksgiving Recipe

By Shari Carter
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12

    My heart is much happier when I look for the good in the world, and have gratitude for the wonderful things in my life. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's a perfect time to reflect on things we have to be grateful for. Most of us have a long weekend, and some (like me), get the entire week of Thanksgiving off. In either case, it's a good time to slow down and look for the good things that are still around. I promise you, they are there. I loved spending time reflecting on the blessings in my life, and hope you do too! Here is a list of things that make this teacher's heart so happy!

    My Little Family

    They are my everything! I would be nothing without their love and can’t imagine my life without my family in it. They support me, cheer me on, and when I’m weary they give me strength. They are always there for me. I am proud of my family and with them my life is complete. My family is wonderful and I love them with all my heart!!

     

    Being a Teacher

    Never thought I would be a teacher. Funny how life works out. I am so thankful I (finally) I had a calling to do this job I cherish. There isn't a better and more fun job than teaching. You are everything: an educator, nurse, therapist, friend, cheerleader, and sometimes — very much like a parent. In fact, one thing that always makes me smile is when I am called Mom. That is the highest of compliments in my book.

     

    My School

    Lucky me to teach at the same school my kids went to when they were little. I was at Cecil D. Andrus when I was a parent, and as a teacher I love it even more. It is a special place. Not all schools are like our school. We are a family and we care deeply about each other, our students, and our community. We even have a beautiful garden where our students and staff grow delicious food. We share this food with our families and we also donate to the local food bank. Just like our school, the garden is a very special place.

     

    Friends and Coworkers

    The teacher I am today is because of the people I am surrounded by daily. I have an amazing team and am better because of them. They are not just colleagues, they are my friends. I look forward to seeing these people each and every day!

     

    Students

    Be forewarned — things may get a little gushy here. I adore my students. They make me smile and I can’t wait to open my door and see their cute, little faces in the morning. They call me teacher, but I learn from them every day. They are my joy and fill my heart in ways words could never begin to express. I have the best job ever, because of these awesome little people!!

     

    Volunteers

    What would I do without them? We call them parent volunteers, but really they just become like family. I am very fortunate to have so many of them and together, we accomplish so much. I appreciate the support in our classroom and at home. They are my students' first teachers and for this, I am forever grateful.

    My Kitchen and Our Best Bites

    Anyone who knows me, knows I love to cook! My happy place is in the kitchen. I am thankful for the food I am able to share with friends and family. One of my parent volunteers, Sara Wells, is the author of the best-selling cookbook, Our Best Bites and the highly popular, "Our Best Bites" blog. She is an amazing mom, wife, and friend and her recipes are ridiculously delicious. I highly recommend you follow her blog. Sara has a relatable and down-to-earth writing style, and I always look forward to reading her latest post. Additionally, her yummy recipes are quick and easy to make — just what every teacher needs in their life. Sara's favorite recipe for Thanksgiving is Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes — she had me at candied!

     

    She has four of the sweetest boys you have ever seen, and I have already taught three of them — lucky me! I look forward to teaching her youngest, but I have to wait a few years until he will be old enough for kinderland.

     

    Scholastic

    I never imagined I would become a blogger. I have to give a great big thank you to Scholastic for believing in me (even when I didn’t) and recognizing my passion for teaching. I have learned a lot about myself through my blogging adventures with Scholastic’s Top Teaching team. I am extremely grateful to have a platform to share what I love most and provide help to other teachers around the country. Scholastic cares deeply about teachers and works hard to support and provide resources to make our lives as teachers a little easier. I am proud to be a small part of this very special organization.

    What Are You Thankful For?

    I would love to hear about the things that fill your heart and make you grateful. Please use the comment section below to share your thoughts, joys, and things you love in your life. 

    I am thankful for my family, students, and for each and every one of you! Thank you for following me on this adventure where I get to share what I love doing each and every day!

    Happy Thanksgiving from my classroom to yours!

    Here are some other Thanksgiving ideas from my Top Teaching blog posts: "Thanksgiving Fun in the Classroom" and "5 Stories and Activities for Thanksgiving."

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Shari :)

    My heart is much happier when I look for the good in the world, and have gratitude for the wonderful things in my life. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it's a perfect time to reflect on things we have to be grateful for. Most of us have a long weekend, and some (like me), get the entire week of Thanksgiving off. In either case, it's a good time to slow down and look for the good things that are still around. I promise you, they are there. I loved spending time reflecting on the blessings in my life, and hope you do too! Here is a list of things that make this teacher's heart so happy!

    My Little Family

    They are my everything! I would be nothing without their love and can’t imagine my life without my family in it. They support me, cheer me on, and when I’m weary they give me strength. They are always there for me. I am proud of my family and with them my life is complete. My family is wonderful and I love them with all my heart!!

     

    Being a Teacher

    Never thought I would be a teacher. Funny how life works out. I am so thankful I (finally) I had a calling to do this job I cherish. There isn't a better and more fun job than teaching. You are everything: an educator, nurse, therapist, friend, cheerleader, and sometimes — very much like a parent. In fact, one thing that always makes me smile is when I am called Mom. That is the highest of compliments in my book.

     

    My School

    Lucky me to teach at the same school my kids went to when they were little. I was at Cecil D. Andrus when I was a parent, and as a teacher I love it even more. It is a special place. Not all schools are like our school. We are a family and we care deeply about each other, our students, and our community. We even have a beautiful garden where our students and staff grow delicious food. We share this food with our families and we also donate to the local food bank. Just like our school, the garden is a very special place.

     

    Friends and Coworkers

    The teacher I am today is because of the people I am surrounded by daily. I have an amazing team and am better because of them. They are not just colleagues, they are my friends. I look forward to seeing these people each and every day!

     

    Students

    Be forewarned — things may get a little gushy here. I adore my students. They make me smile and I can’t wait to open my door and see their cute, little faces in the morning. They call me teacher, but I learn from them every day. They are my joy and fill my heart in ways words could never begin to express. I have the best job ever, because of these awesome little people!!

     

    Volunteers

    What would I do without them? We call them parent volunteers, but really they just become like family. I am very fortunate to have so many of them and together, we accomplish so much. I appreciate the support in our classroom and at home. They are my students' first teachers and for this, I am forever grateful.

    My Kitchen and Our Best Bites

    Anyone who knows me, knows I love to cook! My happy place is in the kitchen. I am thankful for the food I am able to share with friends and family. One of my parent volunteers, Sara Wells, is the author of the best-selling cookbook, Our Best Bites and the highly popular, "Our Best Bites" blog. She is an amazing mom, wife, and friend and her recipes are ridiculously delicious. I highly recommend you follow her blog. Sara has a relatable and down-to-earth writing style, and I always look forward to reading her latest post. Additionally, her yummy recipes are quick and easy to make — just what every teacher needs in their life. Sara's favorite recipe for Thanksgiving is Candied Coconut Sweet Potatoes — she had me at candied!

     

    She has four of the sweetest boys you have ever seen, and I have already taught three of them — lucky me! I look forward to teaching her youngest, but I have to wait a few years until he will be old enough for kinderland.

     

    Scholastic

    I never imagined I would become a blogger. I have to give a great big thank you to Scholastic for believing in me (even when I didn’t) and recognizing my passion for teaching. I have learned a lot about myself through my blogging adventures with Scholastic’s Top Teaching team. I am extremely grateful to have a platform to share what I love most and provide help to other teachers around the country. Scholastic cares deeply about teachers and works hard to support and provide resources to make our lives as teachers a little easier. I am proud to be a small part of this very special organization.

    What Are You Thankful For?

    I would love to hear about the things that fill your heart and make you grateful. Please use the comment section below to share your thoughts, joys, and things you love in your life. 

    I am thankful for my family, students, and for each and every one of you! Thank you for following me on this adventure where I get to share what I love doing each and every day!

    Happy Thanksgiving from my classroom to yours!

    Here are some other Thanksgiving ideas from my Top Teaching blog posts: "Thanksgiving Fun in the Classroom" and "5 Stories and Activities for Thanksgiving."

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Shari :)

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