Tuesday, March 27, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!

It's Emma's birthday!

Yes, I know Bear snuck into the picture, but this post is about you.
No, really, it is.
It's only a cruel rumor that if the canoe capsized, "Dad would probably rescue Bear first."

Seriously, you know me better than that.

... besides, he's a Lab. He could outswim us both ...

.. even you, Fish.


Longtime Pure Florida readers have watched Emma grow from a highschool kid to a college student, to a responsible (mostly) adult.

Some of you know that she took over my old teaching slot when I moved from my previous school to Cedar Key.

That was a bit of serendipity.

What's not serendipity is the hard work and talent Emma brings to the science classroom.
I know how tough the challenges are at her school, after all,  I taught there for 22 years.

So it thrills me to no end to hear what a hotshot teacher she is from administrators, parents, and her students.

Administrators can't believe how a fresh-faced new teacher can manage a class with such professionalism.
They also are amazed at her techniques and strategies (Thanks USF!).

In fact they are so amazed they have sent some veteran teachers in to observe her techniques.

Right now, she's enjoying her first spring break as a professional educator by going camping.

I love that too.


Happy Birthday baby girl.

I love you.


13 comments:

edifice rex said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!! and have a great day!
Wow, I can see why you'd be so proud of her FC! but then I think all of your kids are something to be proud of. Young people like them give me hope for the future when I look around at some of the others.... :/

threecollie said...

Happy Birthday, Emma!

robin andrea said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful, smart Emma!

Troll said...

Wow, I haven't been here in a LONG time. All that was new news to me.
Happy Birthday Emma!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Emma!

Enjoy your first spring break from the other side of the classroom!

Patti

cinbad122 said...

Happy birthday Emma! And some of us can't believe what a wonderful young woman she has turned into.....and how the years have gone by!

lisa said...

Happy Birthday, Emma. Dad, sure has a reason to be proud.

Anonymous said...

Thanks everyone! Thanks Pop love you tons and tons!!! :)


Emma

Island Rider said...

Happy Birthday Emma!

Dani said...

Happy Birthday Emma!

Thunder said...

Happy Birthday Emmy! Just for the record I remember her from when she was much younger than highschool! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Ditto what Thunder said! Happy Birthday Emmy- It's been fun watching you, Katie and Jr. grow up to be the great young adults that you are! I'm sure that has a lot to do with the wonderful parents you guys have!
Love, Lightnin

Anonymous said...

Ditto what Thunder said! Happy Birthday Emmy- It's been fun watching you, Katie and Jr. grow up to be the great young adults that you are! I'm sure that has a lot to do with the wonderful parents you guys have!
Love, Lightnin