Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Positive Share - Week of February 28th

Wow, do I ever have a lot of fun positives to share with you again and some of them are thanks to you my wonderful fans, friends, teachers, students, parents, etc.  You rock!!!



- I am over 9,200 blog views, that is amazing!  Once I had 10,000 it will be time for another surprise for everyone!

- I just hit 100 blog followers on Google Connect.  You all are amazing!!!  Love all 100 of you!

- I sold 5 products (6 total) since last Friday.  I know that's not a lot, but for a new person to Teachers Pay Teacher it is an awesome feeling!

- I was featured in Teacher Pay Teacher Newsletter, which was really awesome for a new seller like myself - TPT Newsletter

- Well on my last blog post I mentioned I'd let you all know how last Friday went.  The Kindergarten children were so excited as each one walked in the door.  A few 3rd graders saw me outside the room and stopped to talk to me and tell me how much they missed me.  Then the Kindergarten children had to tell me how much they missed having me teach them as I had been with 3rd/4th grade for a whole month.  That is like an eternity to 5 and 6 year olds, but they told me they were not mad at me and never could be!  So sweet!  Then at lunch, as I stepped into the cafeteria I hear my name being called out over and over again.  Sure enough it was those amazing 3rd and 4th graders.  I went around to talk to each child individually.  They were so sweet and many told me how much they missed me and that I was their favorite sub!  I hope to come back to sub for them again as I also miss them so much!  I'll see both of these classes in the cafeteria today as I sub for another Kindergarten class!  I'll report next Friday any positives that come from today!

- Tuesday and Thursday I also subbed for Kindergarten classes at another school.  The children were so kind to me and worked so hard.  One class shocked me as they started picking up their own trash after each assignment without being asked!  Both classes told me how much they wanted me to sub for them again and that I am nice and not mean like other subs who yell at them.  Both told me they want me to always be their sub!

- Then a moment happened Thursday that just touched my heart in a big way.  A girl who was done with her work and writing sentences on a white board came up to me and said read this Mr. Hopkins.  It said I love you, Mr. H.  I told her she was so kind and that I love you too.  She starts writing again and says how do you spell more.  I told her and she said you have to read what I just wrote.  Under what she previously said she writes I love you more.  It is the little things like that, that inspire me to continue to teach and look for another full time teaching job!

As always, please share your positives by posting in the comment box!  I love reading great things that happen to others.  It does not have to relate to teaching in any way.  Just let me know what was good about your week!

Thanks for hoppin' by Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings!

Brian :-)

16 comments:

  1. Hi Brian, congratulations on all getting the word out about your blog - it looks like you've got a good thing going, and I'm sure people will appreciate the teaching tips and free worksheets you've been featuring on your site. All the best during the months to come.

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    1. Hi Brian and thanks so much! I appreciate your kind words. I love the blog that you and your wife have as well. Brian :-)

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  2. Your blog looks great! I just became your newest follower. :)

    Happy Friday!

    Kelly

    http://allthatglittersinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Kelly, thank you so much!!! Happy Friday to you too!

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  3. Great idea! Love it and just found your blog through pinterest. I teach first grade in CA. I'm your neweest follower. Hop on over and visit me sometime. :o)
    Vicky
    Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

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    1. Vicky thanks so much, it's been a pretty big hit and each week I get more and more views from it. :-) I used to do it on FB and another member said do it on the blog and what a great idea! Thanks for following me, I sure will hop over to your blog. Lots of first grade teachers follow me so hope you'll come back.
      Brian

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  4. I am thankful that no tornado has come down our street like it did last year. Is that a positive comment??? lol Seriously, houses were destroyed just 15 minutes from my house and we are still safe. We are definitely being watched over.

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    1. I would say without a doubt that is positive that no tornado came close to you this year. That must have been a scary situation last year. Take care of yourself!

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  5. After being out for a week due to a stupid accident, it was so nice to return back to my class. Not only did I have get well cards and all their kind words, it was so nice to be excited to wake up on Monday. I love my kids and the teachers on my team who made being out a week so easy!!
    I've pinned this wonderful post idea!
    ~Fern
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    1. Fern, I'm glad you were well enough from the accident to get to return to school with the kids. I'm glad they were so sweet to you and I have no doubt they missed you a bunch! Thanks for pinning this!

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  6. Today is my birthday, the same as Dr. Seuss so what could be better???? My family did a wonderful job of making me feel loved and appreciated. They got me a new camera. I can't wait to take a few pictures and put them up on my blog. It was a really happy, positive day!

    P.S. This is a great idea, Brian!

    Michelle
    Teach123

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    1. Sorry I'm late, but Happy Birthday Michelle!!! That is so cool that you share it with Dr. Seuss. Enjoy that camera and I can't wait to see what great pictures it takes. Thanks so much I tried it on FB first and my friend Carolyn gave me the idea to expand it to the blog and wow everyone seems to love it!

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  7. What a great idea! The day at my school was great! We all went to school at 4:30am to be on a live news broadcast for a local radio station for My School is Cool! It was a great day! Plus we got to visit the Star Lab and it was Dr. Seuss' birthday on top of everything else! A good day to be a teacher!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you found my blog! So glad you had such a great day at school. How exciting to be on the radio even if you had to get up so early! You sure had an amazing day, bet the kids loved hearing you on the radio too if they were up!

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  8. Somedays are just good because you love what you do. My Friday was simple. Dr. Seuss's B-day in First grade...doesn't get much better than that!

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    1. Amen to that it is great when you love what you do! Many times simple days are the best! I bet the first graders loved celebrating Dr. Seuss's B-day!

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