Letter's to Next Year's Students

At the end of the year last year, I put together a list of all the things God had given me to opportunity to do within my teaching career.  This year – the students put this list together for me!

This year during EOC week my students wrote letters to next year’s students.  I used this last year, but I didn’t save enough of them to remember how awesome they were.  I will be saving them and letting my students next year read them!

My goal was to have evidence for next year’s students – evidence that they will survive and give them some tips for doing well.  A bonus I didn’t expect was a reminder of why I do what I do.  I might have teared up reading a few of them.  This may seem self-centered to share, but I think that all teachers need to hear words like these.  They need a reminder of the difference they make in every student’s life.

Here are a few quotes from the letters:

  • One thing you can expect is a very determined teacher.
  • This teacher offers more than enough help to her students.
  • This woman is one of the kindest teachers I have had.
  • My teacher has made learning fun by arranging many activities for us to learn from.
  • She had us interact with other kids, so we made new friends.
  • With Mrs. Spivey’s help you’ll definitely be able to understand Geometry better.
  • Your expectations for this class are to be courteous to one another and respect each other’s questions.
  • The thing I enjoyed the most about the class was the atmosphere and the mood of it. It always made me comfortable and more relaxed, making it easier to do my work.
  • Mrs. Spivey is a wonderful teacher and will train you for everything you need to know – trust me!
  • She doesn’t give up on you even if you give up on yourself.
  • Lastly, the guidance Mrs. Spivey gives is transcendent.  (probably my favorite quote – not sure if they meant to use that word!)
  • She is a great teacher and makes learning fun!
  • You can always go to Mrs. Spivey for help.
  • As long as you are willing to work, Mrs. Spivey will provide you with the tools for success in Geometry!

1 thought on “Letter's to Next Year's Students”

  1. I am soooo proud of you, Mrs. Spivey!! You have worked so hard but whew!! it’s gonna be summer!! Relax and enjoy!! love, Grandma

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