Sunday, May 5, 2013


I have the amazing opportunity to share a couple thoughts with you incredible bloggers!
As teachers we seek to inspire you to love learning, to grow, to dream, to wonder, to question, and to become greater than you thought possible. However, there are things that you may not know (Pernielle Ripp). You inspire us!  
You inspire us to do things we never thought we’d be brave enough to do (Mrs. Vilas's Fabulous Fourth Grade Writers)! You have all become fabulous writers! Now, how will you lead fearlessly?
You challenge us to think more than we ever thought we could! Will you remember to THINK (If Only the Best Birds Sang)? We are reading Wonder by R.J. Palacio. We like the precept “When given a choice between being right and being kind, choose kind.”  Will you remember to “be kinder than necessary”?
You remind us how special we all are. We are all unique (Welcome to the Jungle: The Lions Learning Den)! What are you uniquely gifted to do?
 Most importantly - You are important! How will you make a difference in your school, community, and the world? Please read the The YOU MATTER Manifesto at the bottom of the post (Angela Maiers).  What contribution will you make?  What gift will you give? What impact will you make? How will you choose to matter?
You are an amazing group of young people! Thank you for allowing the world to witness your learning.  Keep writing, creating, and connecting! You are an inspiration to us all.

Thank you,
Mrs. Tharp


  1. This inspired ME!! Thank you for posting. I will be sharing with some colleagues and students at my school! :)

  2. Thank you for the mention.
    We enjoyed the other posts you featured also.
    With every good wish
    2nd Class Room 6 - Ireland
    (If Only The Best Birds Sang)

  3. This really inspired me.Thanks for p[osting this wonderful post. Hope to here from you on my blog. Here's the address:

  4. Thanks for this amazing post. It really inspires people like me. I will make sure I share this class website with my class. Thank you for the post!

  5. This blog is amazing and thank you for visiting mine and for anyone that hasn't here is the link sorry it took me so long to visit busy schedule and I like the snowflake dot things.

  6. Thank you very much for the mention. We are honoured ;) This was a lovely post and great you could unite all the posts you mention with an overall theme. It is good to be reminded that education is more that computation and standardized tests. With every good wish,
    Merry Beau and 2nd Class Room 6 'If Only The Best Birds Sang'.

  7. Thank-you for this inspirational piece of writing. If you have some time we would be honoured if you could come and visit our blog (I will link at the end) and maybe drop us a comment. We are from New Zealand,Christchurch and have gone through incredibly hard times with 2 major earthquakes followed thousands of aftershocks.
    - Hannah and Kate
    Awesome blog by the way, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
    Link to our awesome blog: