Every Teacher Should Read for a Smile

I was cleaning out some old college files this weekend and I came across an old copy of this poem, given to me by a professor I had in undergrad. It made me smile and I thought it might make some of my blog friends smile too! Since the version I had was old and wrinkled, I retyped it to make it cute enough to hang up by your desk or in your classroom somewhere. If you'd like to download a PDF of it you can click right on the poem.


  1. I love this, Thank you so much for re-writing it so we could hang it in our room!

    Apples and ABC's

  2. So true! Love it! I'm a new follower. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog. :)

    WILD About First Grade!

  3. Thanks so much for linking up to my k-2 linky!! I love all these amazing blogs like yours!!

    ­Kindergarten Lifestyle

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  4. Oh my! Who doesn’t love a great linky party? Especially when we can make new friends!
    I found you on the K-2 linky and now I’m your newest follower. I’d love for you to come visit me sometime!
    Grow Up Learning
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  6. Sorry about that!! I'm already a follower:) love this poem!!!

  7. Hello! I love your optimism, and I gave you an award over at:

  8. Thanks for sharing and good luck in your quest for a classroom. I hope it happens soon.

    First Grade @ Klinger Cafe

  9. Love this! Thank you for sharing it! I'm your newest follower; I would love it if you'd come by my blog, too!


  10. I love this! Your blog is adorable and I'm a new follower!

  11. Wonderful. Many thanks for sharing :)

  12. Sarah, my sighted helper tells me your blog is visually stunning! The layout is so clean and elegant, and the colors are lovely. I'm also enjoying listening to your latest posts, and I'm looking forward to hearing more. If you have time, stop by my blog - there are usually 1 or 2 freebies in every post!

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT