the little things.

My goal for next week is to plan for my posts a little better, so I kick this habit of posting at the last minute!! For today, a small reflection on “the little things.”


“Agnès told me that I was doing a great job and a moyenne told me that my braid was just like La Reine des Neiges. It’s nice to be appreciated.”

Agnès’s comment could not have come at a better time. The teacher of a difficult group of 3 year-old preschoolers (an age group I don’t particularly care to work with again…) barely spoke English herself, but was so kind to compliment me on the lessons I had been doing over the course of the year. Especially appreciated at the time, because of one of her colleagues who was constantly comparing me to previous teaching assistants the school had had and whose French-style confrontation was very disheartening.

One of her students that day also informed me that my thick, long hair, tied in a single plait, looked just like La Reine des Neiges, also known as Elsa from Frozen.

Two little appreciations that filled my heart with gratitude and resilience, that day and always! ❂



Slice of Life is a daily writing challenge during the month of March hosted by Two Writing Teachers. Visit their blog for more information about the challenge and for advice and ideas about how to participate.

6 thoughts on “the little things.

  1. I love those words of encouragement, and I love that you write these things down on post-its. Like you, I want to get out of the last-minute posting behavior. I fall into it every single year. At least on the weekends, I can post earlier!


    1. I haven’t seen the movie in French, but I did learn Let It Go for my students….or as it’s known in French “Libérée, Délivrée” Seriously. French lyrics to Disney songs are so interesting/hysterical! Another great one to listen to are songs from Le Roi Lion…very funny translations!

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  2. A little encouragement can go a long way in our profession! I hold onto all of the notes, card and emails in a “happy folder” for when times seem bleak. It’s amazing how one sweet note can turn your day around! 🙂


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