And, it's Christie's birthday, time for celebrating. Happy Birthday!
AND - It's an especially huge celebration for Mary Lee Hahn's retirement! After thirty-seven years, Mary Lee is leaving the classroom, ready for her next adventure(s)! #PoemsforMaryLee #MarvelousMaryLee
Here's my poem of celebration for your retirement and gratitude for the teacher that is you, Mary Lee.
for Mrs. Hahn, My Teacher
From the flower to the gardener
(this student to my teacher),
thanks for caring that I flourish,
for knowledge I will cherish,
I’m grateful for the way you helped me grow.
I’ll try that thing called “listen”
before I rush to judgment.
I’ve learned that words do matter;
they’re rarely mindless chatter.
That is a thing that I’ll be sure to show.
When you venture from our classroom,
your presence leaving imprints,
the kindnesses will linger in the air.
Parts of you will always remain there.
You’ve taken care of much I need to know.
Linda Baie ©