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Welcome to my little corner of the world. I am so honored by your visit today. My name is Kristi and I am married to my college sweetheart(I refer to him here as "Mr. Incredible"), momma to my 2 beautiful girls who are growing much too quickly, a high school computer teacher, photographer, and a gardener (at times~right now I'm growing weeds). I love to laugh, drink strong Starbucks coffee, take pictures, and be anywhere my family is. Jesus is my Savior and I try so hard to be the wife and momma that He has called me to be. I often fail but He lovingly picks me up, dusts me off, and encourages me that with Him all things are possible. Feel free to join me on this journey of faith, stop in and say hello, look around, and leave a comment~I love comments. Why "Kiki's Corner?" My nephews call me Aunt Kiki and I love that too.

A Story from the Classroom

Happy Friday everybody!

My family is well and everyone is where they are suppose to be...Hannah and Rachel are at school...Mr. Incredible is at work....and I'm in my 4th period classroom. Most of my students are caught up on their assignments and I've already posted the 3 week grades and finished my lesson plans for next week...praise the Lord! all of my students are passing and seem to be adjusting to the transition of having a new teacher in the classroom.

I am just beside myself with the joy and privilege of getting to be in the classroom again. I had a memorable teacher moment yesterday that I just had to share with all of you.

There is a student who falls under the "special" category. He proudly wears the label because he feels that it excuses him from having to work in class. Since this is computer class, I know he is more than capable of finishing the assignments, but would happily modify assignments if necessary. I have to keep my eye on him and constantly encourage him to do the assignments. He was reluctant at first but....

He finished all of his assignments for the week, we reviewed for a test Wednesday, and then the class took the test yesterday. I could see in his eyes that he was a little worried about the test (even though he would never in a million years admit it).

After he turned in the test and I had graded it, I called him over to my desk. I saw a look of sheer panic in his eyes. He told me that he didn't want to see his grade, but I showed it to him anyway. He made a 93!!!! I saw him smile for the first time ever. He was so pleased, and so was I.

He hung around after class to tell me that this was the best grade he has ever made on a test (he is a senior). Wow! I tried my best to encourage him that he can do anything that he sets his mind to do. This morning he came into the classroom to let me know that he told his mom about the test and she was proud of him too...and my heart rejoiced!

I hope you understand that I am certainly not patting myself on the back. I'm praising the Lord for the work that He has done!

I'm trying not to let my tears roll down my face...'cause I don't want to freak out my students...but it's moments like these that make working so hard to finish school so worth it. Being a part of what God is doing is amazing. I'm so honored and thankful for this opportunity. My life is not perfect, it's been pretty chaotic lately, and yet He still has things for us to do. He is amazing! There is great joy in being called His child.

8 comments:

bp said...

That is a wonderful teacher moment! Stories like that make my teacher heart happy.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Beth in NC said...

That is so wonderful!!! God bless this young man. I pray this will be the spark that lights the flame within him!

sister sheri said...

Special thank you! I so appreciate teachers and all of their hard work building up our children. God bless you! and allowing God to use you! How truly exciting!

Michele Williams said...

I love it when teachers are excited about their jobs and their students learning! I was a K teacher many years ago... and my hubby is an American History teacher... he lights up everytime he talks about a student who finally "gets it".....

Thank you for being a special teacher! Blessings,

Sheryl said...

Kristi, that is the best teacher moment! You gave him hope!

Sheryl

Homesteader in Training said...

That is so wonderful my friend. The Lord is using you in the young man's life. Keep up the encouragement it may be all he gets!
Hugs.
Kim

Debra said...

Kristi,

I love your teacher heart! What a precious story and what a great reminder for you that God has placed you where you are at for such a time as this!

Blessings to you, my sister!

Erica said...

Those are the moments that make it all worthwhile!