Blu Cru Notes

Week of December 15, 2014

Good Evening Team,

As we enter the last week of 2014 in the classroom, I would like you to take time to reflect on why you chose to become an educator of children. What was the deciding factor for you to peruse a career in a field that is not known for monetary enrichment? Perhaps, it was the love of learning, maybe the notion of giving more of yourself than you ever expected to receive. Maybe through the years, your reasons have changed due to the expectations of legislation and bureaucracy.

We know teachers who have made education their life work. It's who they are. It's what they do for satisfaction of the soul.

I will close out 2014 with gratitude for educators who continue to strive for small wins with struggling students, who reach into their own pockets to support the needs of hungry families, who stay up late to plan for academic rigor with the balance of grace and understanding when the lesson doesn't go as planned. Our students are so much more than numbers and assessments on a spreadsheet or chart.

Take time this week to enjoy the people in your classrooms. Use this week to have some fun with learning and let your students see your passion and excitement for your content of expertise. Encourage your kids to discuss their views on the world around them or what their plans are for their future. We may be working for one of them. :)

I hope you enjoy your time with family and friends over the next few weeks. It is the season for us to take time to find peace and reflect on what matters most.


Cajun Night Before Christmas

I'd like to share one of my family traditions with you.

'Til I see y'all some more!

Cajun Night Before Christmas