I have come to fall in love with teaching in Catholic schools. What are YOU in love with?...

"Nothing is more practical than finding God, that is, than falling in love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you will do with your evenings, how you will spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in love, stay in love, and it will decide everything." - Pedro Arrupe

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Poetic Apology

At the end of my second period of 7th grade Religion today, I received the following note of apology from a student - note, they were very rambunctious today and could not settle down to save their little lives:

I am sorry, Ms. Foyle, that we have been quite bad.
I know that all our talking makes you feel sad.
I am sorry that our energy is released in your class
And that we always talk and give you so much sass.
I'm sorry that we put you to your hardest test.
I'm sure that you want to move away from us, maybe far out west.
We know that we always laugh and tend to make noise.
I'm so sorry Ms. Foyle, but you give us such joy(s). (Hey, that rhymes.)
I love your hard work and the effort you put in
To help us learn about God and try to avoid sin.
I our world, you are the real hero.
For, after all, you never got up to go.
I know our talking constantly gets in the way
And this manner continues day by day
But we all respect you and think you are the best
despite the amounts of writing and tests. :)
You are very smart and so loving too.
We thank you, Miss Foyle, for all that you do.
Without you we couldn't grow in faith and love
and later go join our Father up above.
Your patience, I think, surprises us all
If I taught this class, I'd always cry and ball.
Our class may be tough and talkative too,
I don't know what we'd do without you.
I know that this class may be so very hard,
But I want to say sorry through this poem or card!

I did not change one bit of wording (smiley face included).

Well, doesn't that just beat all!

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