The countdown is upon us! How can it possibly be that Thanksgiving is only ten days away? I love that Thanksgiving is all about untitled-0974gratitude. Gratitude is defined as “the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful.” In the spirit of Thanksgiving, our Linton Hall School teachers, preschool through 8th grade, were asked to answer two very simple questions. Here is how they answered.

What I appreciate most about my students is…

their ability to laugh along beside me.

how they always make me laugh and make every day so much fun.

their humor and their compassion.

the care they are developing for one another as they recognize and appreciate the diversity of gifts among themselves.

they work so hard, and are very respectful.

they make me laugh.

how curious they are about everything!

their joy in class.

they keep me on my toes and I learn something new every day – if it is to laugh at myself or patience or to simplify & slow down.

all the different and joyful personalities they bring to class. They are all so eager and excited to learn.

their natural curiosity and appreciation of things around them.

their smiles, hugs and laughter each day.

their love of life and excitement for learning.

the respect they show me and their willingness to do their best and yet have fun.

img_5557I am grateful to be teaching this class because…

I love to watch all of my students grow.

I get to share my love for nature and see children excited about our world.

it allows me the chance to play like a kid, be creative through new perspectives, and gives me the opportunity to help shape enthusiasm and a love for learning.

it is easy to see the image of Christ in each student as well as the faith they bring from their families.

it is so much fun!

they love to learn new things.

I get to come to work and laugh, learn and have fun while I work.

they all have sweet, kind hearts.

even when a day seems difficult, they find ways to make it joyful!

they push me to create engaging lessons.

they always work so hard to do their best and be kind to others.

I love upper school Language Arts/Religion! The students seem to love it too.

I have taught many of them for several years and get to share in their last year at LHS!

they are joyful and fun, and they have huge hearts. Our classroom is a happy place to be!

As you can see, your children are kind, fun, loving, full of faith, hard workers, love learning, respectful, caring, have many gifts, funny, compassionate, and have a sense of humor. They are a blessing to all of us here at Linton Hall School. This Thanksgiving, and each and every day, we are thankful for your children!


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