The other day, I was walking through the hall on my way to the office. A 2nd grade girl ran up and gave me a hug. She said, "Mrs. Hall, do you remember last year when you told us we could come talk to you if we have a problem?". I answered with, "YES!" I was so excited that she understood my role. She then said, "Don't move! Stay right there!" She (very energetically) ran into her classroom to ask her teacher if she could come talk to me. She came back and said, "Come on, we can go to your special room." We went to my classroom. She sat on my classroom couch, while I put the privacy sign up on the door. I sat down in my counseling chair that sits across from the couch. My counseling chair is the place I sit every time I do individual counseling with kiddos. This chair is big, fluffy and zebra print. After our counseling session was over, she leaned back on two pillows that were on the couch. She said, "Mrs. Hall, I want your job when I grow up." I said, "Why is that?" She responded with "You job is SO easy! All you do is solve problems all day. You talk to kids and solve problems. You sit in your big comfy chair and solve problems all the time. How easy is that!"
I LOVE hearing a kid's perspective!!!
Here is another example of appreciating the little things. I put this note at the bottom of my New Student Pre-Survey.