Mrs. Berretta’s Compliments by Mrs. Berretta
On a beautiful Friday morning, Mrs. Berretta picked up Class 5-303 in the gym. The children listened very carefully as Mrs. Gill instructed the class to stand and head up the stairs. Mrs. Berretta was impressed and she thought to herself, “I know…I will write a compliment story today about Class 5-303!”
Class 5-303 was pure perfection as they traveled up the stairwell to their classroom. The line leaders, Negehan and Lliam, did a fantastic job leading the class. The children were even polite as several children volunteered to hold the doors for their classmates. The silence was golden as we traveled up to class, and even Ms. Snow smiled as we passed her in the stairwell. She winked at me and nodded her head. I think she was proud of me too.
Upon entering the classroom, the children walked in quietly and began to unpack. First, they took down their chairs and then they put their books away. One by one, they walked to the closet to hang up their coats and bookbags. I didn’t even have to tell them—they just knew what to do. When the announcements came on, everyone sang and listened to Mrs. Gordan. After mrs. Fernandez spoke, everyone shouted, “Woo!HOO!” What a lively start to our day. Ms. Fernandez always manages to make us laugh and smile.
Mrs. Berretta instructed the children to plant seeds. Ms. Silver asked, “Can I help you with anything.”
“That would be super! Can you walk around the room and gather seed ideas?” Mrs. Berretta asked as she handed Ms. Silver a post-it pad.
Ms. Silver walked around the room. “I noticed that Lliam wants to write about football. And Karina wants to write about the first day of school or a new sibling. Joselee either wanted to speak about Governor’s Island or her trip to Jamaica.”
“Now Joselee, don’t forget to breat that story about Jamaica into parts, just like we did on the board today.”
Joselee nodded her head in agreement.
Mrs. Berretta was so impressed with all of the great seed ideas and Ms. Silver smiled because whe was impressed as well.
Time was up, Mrs. Davis was about to return and Mrs. Berretta and Ms. Silver were happy because, it was a morning filled with many great ideas and…compliments!
Aleisha’s raised her hand, “I have an idea Mrs. Berretta, can we post this story on the blog?” said Aleisha.
“Great idea Aleisha, let’s do it.” So Mrs. Berretta pulled up the blog, signed in with her User Id and password, and posted this story. “Let’s surprise Mrs. Davis with the story. I’ll read it to her when she comes back from her prep.”
A few minutes later Mrs. Davis returned to the class and Mrs. Berretta read our story on the blog. Mrs. Davis was so proud, she quickly walked over to the compliment chart and gave each table a star. Everyone in the class cheered and Mrs. Davis just smiled. How nice it is to get a whole bunch of compliments, she thought to herself, in just forty five minutes!