As I told you, yesterday was "Children's Day" and I was armed with treats for all my students. But in the last class, my kids did something that was so unexpected. They are probably my favorite group of kids~ 6th graders who have so much fun and we love to laugh and talk. They always make fun of me by mimicking my "No Kor-ee-an!" phrase and they love to make me sound like I'm from the backwoods of TN. Well, at the end of class all the girls handed me a note that was entitled: I LOVE YOU TEACHER
and this is what it said:
Alice: I love you teacher! thanks you for teaching our. We are a little shortage but teacher always smile for us. thank you :)
Jenny: hello? my name is Jenny. you are so pretty. and Robbert is handsome. thank you for great teaching. I love you :)
Victoria: I love you, teacher. I will effort more. Please help me more! We love you forever.
Laney: Teacher! teacher make a smile everyday and always! and thank you for teaching we and have a nice day.
Sophie: Teacher! thank teaching me always. Thank you teacher!
So at the end of the day, THAT is why I teach... for moments like that when it becomes clear that I have touched their lives in some way. Even if their English doesn't improve (their parents might hate me), I know that each one of them knows how much I love them and want to see them succeed. That is a success in my book.
And here's to all you other teachers out there...