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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

His first day in his new room . . .

This is from his new teacher - from the first two hours of class today. Now she knows him in the fact that they switch for science and she was his science teacher. She knows him a little.

"I was very excited to know that GS would be in our class for the rest of the year. All of my students have been very welcoming. GS seemed to be excited, too.

Thank you for letting me get a look into who GS is, and I hope to continue to get to know him better as the year goes on. I can tell he has a big heart, and he has always done his best to meet my expectations, no matter how high. That is all I can ask for!!


This my friends is a GOD WINK and miracle. I tell you no lie, a teacher can make or break a student just like Susan said.

Happy birthday to Chuck Norris - wikipedia - I almost forgot a birthday.

Norris describes his childhood as downbeat. He was nonathletic, shy, and scholastically mediocre. Other children taunted him about his mixed ethnicity, and Norris daydreamed about beating up his tormentors. Norris mentioned in his autobiography that his father had a very serious problem with drinking and "wasn't there" a lot for him growing up. Norris admitted that he loved his father but did not like him. However, he professed that he only felt pity for the man because "that was just how he was, and he missed so much."

He joined the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman (AP) in 1958 and was sent to Osan Air Base, South Korea. It was there that Norris acquired the nickname Chuck and began his training in Tang Soo Do (tangsudo), an interest that led to black belts in that art and the founding of the Chun Kuk Do ("Universal Way") form. He created the education associations United Fighting Arts Federation and "KickStart" (formerly "Kick Drugs Out of America"), a middle school and high school–based program intended to give at-risk children a focus point in life through the martial arts. When he returned to the United States, he continued to act as an AP at March Air Force Base, California. Norris was discharged in August 1962. He worked for the Northrop Corporation and opened a chain of karate schools, which Chad McQueen, Steve McQueen's son, attended.

He grew through and in spite of adversity!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm happy about your grandson. You know he has my heart as my godson battles some issues, too. That's great about the teacher!

Loved reading this about Chuck Norris. He's a favorite of mine. Loved him in "Walker, Texas Ranger."


Sheila :-)

Angela said...

I'm so happy to hear that Sandie! That's a God Wink for sure!!!!! It is true that a teacher can make or break a student. It's not right but it is true. I absolutely hated school when I was in grade school. I would never want to go back. I was thrilled that my daughter loved school and I've always encouraged her to like it. My son used to love school but now he hates it. It's a struggle most days to get him to get ready for me in the mornings. So I know what a difference a teacher can make in a child's attitude towards school!


Linda said...

Sandie sounds like some good news! I know how a teacher influences a child and one like GS needs a positive teacher! He has a great positive Grandmother that is for sure!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Oh, I'm so glad you've got "a good one" for that dear grandson of yours! God can wink at me anytime!

ClassyChassy said...

I've had years I hated school, and years when I felt on cloud 9 when I got a teacher that appreciated my artistic talents in music or song. It does make a big difference, and always pray Andy gets the best teacher for his talents!

Stella said...

I am so glad your grandson has found a teacher who appreciates him for who he is. One can learn so much better when they are in an accepting atmosphere. I pray this will me a positive experience for him. Stella

Susan said...

Hi Sandy...SOOOOOO glad the new teacher sounds like a good one. Wish they'd retire that other one. Even though GS is out of the classroom, chances are, some other poor kid is now probably the subject of her wrath. We must ALL be advocates of children. We must speak out. Otherwise, we are part of the problem. Good for you for speaking out, Sandie. KEEP IT UP. Sincerely, Susan

kevin said...

glad you're a fighter, not a giver upper. your grandson is soooooo blessed to have you in his life and the great teachers he has had. my kids only had a couple of bad teachers, but it only takes one to ruin a kid. glad you were on top of it all. tell your grandson if i was a teacher i would want him in my class!!!!

BeautifulDees said...

Awesome. I loved the story.

Chatty Crone said...

Well I have to report he LOVED the move - this from a child who has a little bit of trouble transitioning.

The teacher wrote home twice and said what a joy he was. That she was friends with his orginal teacher and she had talked to her and his old teacher said it was going to be a good move for him (she knew!) and that all the kids welcomed him - that he fit in and joined the group - and that they always have a meeting at the end of the day to talk and he joined right in.

She asked him if he had any questions. He asked her about her positive discipline program! lol
Only my grandson.

Today was a great day.

That corgi :) said...

awesome with GS's new classroom!! that was great she took the time to write a letter affirming the qualities of your GS and her excitement to have him in her class


Mimi said...

I understand how a GREAT teacher can impact a child!!!My kids had a few bad ones, a few good ones and alot of GREAT ONES!!! For that I say Praise God!!!! Education is such a gift, but the gift of loving to learn is even better!!!!If you go back a ways on my Brush with fame game Mondays, I met Chuck Norris, I love him!!! he is a great Man of god doing some great things!!!!
I Pray your Grand son gets all the help and nurturing he can get from this teacher!!!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I was reading some of your words on barriers.

"love has no barriers"