...for showing up on time for class. I know you have to get your brother
and sister up, drive them to school and then get to your first hour
class with a minute to spare if your lucky. It is easier to be late, but
you get here every day and I appreciate that.
...for disagreeing with me in class. I love it when students have a
different opinion and it took courage for you to voice yours in class
when everyone else seemed to agree with me.
...for laughing at my stale jokes. I make them because I want to break
the tension and just give us a break from the story. Even a pity laugh
means much to a teacher.
...for doing the reading last night. I know you had choir really late
last night, but you still showed up with those three chapters read and ready
...for favoring my tweet. Sometimes I wonder if anyone is listening and it made me smile.
...for talking to me about something other than our curriculum. I love
the books we read, but I sometimes find what you are doing outside of
school far more interesting.
...for being the Team any teacher would Dream to have. Your smarts and
silliness are perfectly balanced to make class a delight every single
...for trusting me. You did not have to talk to me about your problems, but I'm glad you did.
...for the hilarious tweet you sent. Goofy photos can make a crappy day a little less crappy.
...for stopping by for a chat between classes. I have never had you as a student, but your visits are always entertaining.
...for the thank you. These are few and far between; from students and parents, and that is why yours was so nice.
...for your faith in me that our classroom is going to work and be awesome. Your faith in this is what makes it possible.
...for your honesty. Sometimes I need to be told when something is not
working or I need to be better. A student perspective is valuable and
...for the smiles. I do not know how you do it, but you come to class
with a smile every single day. Your smile makes me smile and others
around you smile. Keep it up.
...for not giving up when you hit that snag. You are smarter than you
give yourself credit for and I knew you could do it with a little extra
...for your leadership during a very tough time. Many of us were trying
to figure out what to do next and you were there for everyone. You have
been awesome this year.