We are so very blessed to live in such a great city – Round Rock is unique in that it’s big enough to have everything that we need, but still has that small town feel. Many of you know, I started Round the Rock because I wanted everyone to know and take advantage of all the fun things there are to do here in the Rock. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to reflect on 30 things that make me Thankful to live in Round Rock.
30 Reasons why I’m Thankful to live in Round Rock
Day #16: Teachers of Round Rock
Growing up, my parents were both teachers – I saw the good and the bad – therefore, I was bound and determined to NOT become a teacher. I just honestly don’t have the patience for it. But there are some wonderful men & women here in Round Rock that do. And they are incredible teachers.
We have been a part of the Round Rock ISD for almost 6 years now and we have been so blessed to have had some amazing teachers. I tear up thinking about the impact some have had on my children’s lives. I hear countless stories of teachers staying late for their kids, going above & beyond to make sure their classroom is a fun learning environment.
Most recently, I was a part of a very fun learning environment that had an entire class of second graders excited and on fire!
The Patsy Sommer Elementary School second grade teachers challenged their children to learn more about Round Rock. Teams had to pick a Round Rock landmark, visit it, and then teach everyone else about it – be the “tour guide” of the landmark.
They visited everything from Downtown Round Rock to the Dell Diamond, to Lone Star Bakery. The results were AMAZING!!
When they presented their projects, they were excited to tell me everything they had learned but I was more impressed with how well they portrayed their landmarks – they put a ton of effort into these projects.
But who motivated them – got them excited about learning?? Their TEACHERS! As a daughter of teachers, I know how hard of a job that can be. I know the sacrifice that most teachers make – to make a difference in childrens’ lives. And I am humbled by that.
My hats off to you – Teachers of Round Rock! From the adorable pre-school teachers to the administrators. My thanks for all that you do to make learning fun!! How is this not a reason to be thankful to live in Round Rock?
Just a small disclosure here – I am not receiving any financial compensation to tell you what I am thankful for in Round Rock. I am simply telling you about places, objects, & opportunities that have blessed me & my family.
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