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1mks  (Level: 221.1 - Posts: 5930)
Tue, 11th May '10 6:54 AM


My daughter teaches 4th grade. She got a note from a little girl yesterday. It said, "I love you as much as pancakes." Now, THAT is true devotion.

Headylamar  (Level: 154.8 - Posts: 740)
Tue, 11th May '10 9:54 AM

And sweet as can be too!

Suzer22  (Level: 166.3 - Posts: 1982)
Tue, 11th May '10 9:55 AM

At the end of the year an English teacher in our school assigns students to write a thank you letter to any teacher they want. I have gotten some truly wonderful ones over the past 16 years, and it always makes me feel special to know that out of all their teachers they chose to write to me!

I just got one from a girl who only joined my class after Spring Break - she is extremely quiet (it's a raucous Intro to Theatre class) and I thought she was miserable! It really made my day to read her very simply stated "Thank you for always being there for me."

The little things really do make all the difference.

Amyt  (Level: 142.9 - Posts: 240)
Tue, 11th May '10 5:22 PM

Very cute! Thanks for sharing!

Calamari  (Level: 12.4 - Posts: 249)
Tue, 11th May '10 5:47 PM

This may not count since I'm not a school teacher ... but I teach a balance class for older adults. They're all over 75 and some are 90.

After class last week, one little lady came up to me and said, "This was a really fun class! It was worth driving over the bridge for!"

Considering the challenges of Portland traffic, and the challenges of being 80 years old and driving in the aforementioned traffic, I was really touched.

M48ortal  (Level: 263.7 - Posts: 3850)
Tue, 11th May '10 6:08 PM

One of my best compliments came the year I retired for the first time (and may have contributed to that decision). We sponsored an annual "Grandparents Day." Each student was invited to bring their grandparents to lunch, and our students were the service staff, bringing food and drinks to the tables. One of my students asked if I would come in place of her deceased grandfather. I agreed, if the administration approved, which they did.

When it was over one another of my students came running back in. He said his grandmother had sent him back in because, "Grandma wants to know if you're single."

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5425)
Tue, 11th May '10 7:03 PM

Love it!

Bigbird  (Level: 250.5 - Posts: 3351)
Wed, 12th May '10 3:11 PM

These are all great stories! I have to admit to having a file of the various letters I have received from parents and students over the years. I haven't thrown out any of them. And having taught approx 140 students/year for 34 years, I tend to run into them from time to time. The warm fuzzies keep on coming.

I taught 8th and 9th graders, and I got called all sorts of things when they were excited (besides my name). Some would call me the name of the teacher they had the period before. And then there were some who called my "Mommy". I told them that they could only call me Mommy if they gave me Mother's Day cards and presents. Thankfully I didn't get the presents, but I sure did get Mother's Day cards.

I'm fortunate that I have a retirement job that keeps me in contact with kids. They're the best!

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