As you know, the 3rd grade class has had not just one loving teacher in the room this year, but two! Ms. Silverman, a senior at Butler University, has been with us since August, learning what it takes to be a classroom teacher. Today is Ms. Silverman's last day, and the students have worked hard to make it special for her.
First, we wanted to express our gratitude for all the time, effort, and heart Ms. Silverman put into teaching this semester. We decided the best way to do this would be to make a book for her. Each student had his/her own page to write a letter to Ms. Silverman and draw a picture of a nice memory they shared. I've included some examples below. The cover of the book is a picture of Ms. Silverman with the class on Grandparents, Family, and Friends Day. Rachel was travelling that day, so I had to (hilariously) add her in.
When discussing what else we can do for Ms. Silverman, Shlomo Moshe had a great idea: "We should make her a shirt!" So we did! The students worked together to come up with the design, and were so happy with the final product. We presented the gift yesterday so that Ms. Silverman could wear it to school today. It was the perfect symbol of our time together. Good idea, Shlomo!
In the afternoon, we had a farewell party! We ate treats, told Ms. Silverman our wishes for her, and read her the letters in the book we made for her.
All in all, it was a lovely day. We made plans to see Ms. Silverman again next semester and gave lots and lots of hugs.
Little people, big minds.