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It Was A Great Year
by Joyce E Bowling   
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Last edited: Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Posted: Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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I am always talking about my classroom and students so I decided to give you a glimpse of some events inside my classroom...

Above is a collage of a few highlights of the year 2006-2007. The picture in the center is a picture of some wonderful friends of mine that come each year to help my students to better understand the life of Native Americans. I had a great time playing the drum with Earthman. The kids loved it too! The small picture above the drum is a few of my students at our Christmas party showing off their Christmas gifts I bought them. What a cool bunch! To the left I am pictured reading Green Eggs and Ham, and to the right one of my students eating the green eggs and ham we prepared to celebrate Dr. Seuess’s birthday. Below this picture is a picture of me and my entire class posing in the door of the old one room schoolhouse where we spent an entire day we always have a great time and the kids love it. In the bottom right corner three of my students are pictured in front of the old school house near the pond letting our class frogs free. To the left of this picture is my class saying grace as we recreated the first Thanksgiving. We ate beef jerky, nuts, fruit, and popcorn, honey, home made butter that our class made spread on bread, raisons, and drank apple juice. It’s a great experience that I enjoy as much as the kids. The final picture in the bottom right corner my students go to lunch dressed as Pilgrims and Indians for Thanksgiving dinner! These are just a few of the highlights of our school year…I hope you enjoy them!


It Was A Great Year!


As most of you know I teach first grade in the public school system in Kentucky. For me, teaching is more than a job, it’s a dream come true for me, as I’ve known that I wanted to be a teacher since I was six years old. I always pour my heart into my classroom…I get great satisfaction in going that extra mile with my students. I love to see their eyes light up as they learn about a new character in history, discover the adventure that awaits them between the pages of a book, introduced to yet another fascinating part of nature, discover magic within art, and the joy of knowledge. I believe in treating each of my students with respect, and as an individual, I love having fun delving deeper than what is expected. I try to always instill the morals and values that I was taught as a little girl in the very same school. Manners such as thank you, may I, please, excuse me, and your welcome seem minor to many today, but I always take pride and the lunch attendants are always pleased when one of my students say thank you as their lunch tray is handed to them. The youth of today are the adults of tomorrow, my goal is to instill a well-rounded education, morals, manners, and life skills that are necessary to survive in the big world that awaits them while also learning that education can be fun!


Written By: Joyce Bowling

©Copyright 6/2007
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Reviewed by Myles Saulibio 12/12/2008
Aloha Joyce,
I rejoice and marvel at your pride for education. Keep on doing a fantastic job of providing hope for the future to our youth.

Myles Saulibio
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 11/14/2007
I am sure you do, but i want to remind you once more. A childs first and second grade teachers are probably the most important ones in their whole educational experience. A caring loving one such as yourself can open the door to the fun of learning, and conversly a bad one can shut the door, with of even a bit of nonchalance on the teachers part. Bless you and all the other teachers who care enough to stay in the first grade for all their lives.

Reviewed by Miriam Jacobs 8/16/2007
Oh, how I loved this!!

Thank you for adding a brightener to my all ready bright day!

Miriam "aka" Mimi Jacobs
author/publisher Embracing Candace: Anthology One
Reviewed by Loretta Scott 6/20/2007
Hi, what a refreshing delight, you are definitely a breath of fresh air, exuberant, honest and a great story-teller. Thank you, you always seem to brighten my day; and why not write about Children...that is what you love and do.

God bless, Loretta
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/20/2007

Delightful pics, and delightful peek into your world as a teacher. God bless those precious babies, and God bless you for enriching their world; the world needs more angels like you!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Saving this beauty!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/20/2007
Teaching them about nature, history, and respect - all marvelous endeavors, Joyce, and they are extremely lucky to have a teacher like you!
Reviewed by Joyce Devenish 6/19/2007
Yes it looks like a great year and like someone is doing a great job. Good work Joyce. Bless you all...JDM
Reviewed by Louisa Dobbins 6/19/2007
This is so, so precious. Just adorable.
Reviewed by Morning Star 6/19/2007
Wow that is such a wonderful group and they have a great teacher!
Yes it seems like you all had a lot of fun learning!
Have a great time and get set for next year!!
Love Peace and Happiness to all...Morning Star
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