Just about this very time last year, I had just told my students that I wouldn't be back the next year because of our impending move to Australia. It was surprising news for both me and them. Because of the setting in which I teach, I have most of my students for multiple years. So it was especially hard to think about not being their teacher the next year. As a teacher, I place a lot of importance on what my students think about me. Kids are extremely (and sometimes brutally) honest. They speak their minds and have a certain way of "telling it like it is." So when I received this letter from one of my students who had been with me for nearly three years, I was so flattered. I will always remember sweet Kassandra. Her words were some of the best compliments I've ever received.
On an unrelated note... while I was looking for the above photo among the other photos of student work/letters that I've saved over the years, I came across this gem and just had to share. Oh how I miss these amazing (and hilarious!) kiddos!
|This was a journal entry responding to "tell me what you did this weekend." Apparently this second grader was dancing in a club? This student was very proud of the multi-colored disco ball.|
Catch up with my "Blog Every Day in May" challenge here:
Day 20 (I broke my streak- I missed this day...)