Tuesday, June 9, 2009

End of another school year...

As each school year ends, for some reason parents feel obligated to purchase thank you gifts for me. As a teacher, I have to admit I have received some very nice parting gifts. I know that they are sincere expressions of appreciation for the time and energy I put into teaching their children. However, every now and then I get a gift that really means a lot to me. It usually isn't one of those gift cards to my favorite restaurant, a certificate at the teachers' store, or luxurious lotions and shower gels. It is always the gift that was given to me by one of my students. I can always tell that a lot of time and effort was put into those gifts, and they always make me chuckle or bring tears to my eyes. I thought I would share one of my all time favorites. It was given to me by the same character that showered the bathroom with ketchup and tried to mend the hole in his shirt with tape.
Here is the text:
"Roses are red vilets are blue my feet smell stinky, you are cool to play baskit ball. I shuld stop talkig and here is a special someting for you love ben A I will miss you. for being a graet teacher."
It also has an illustration of me shooting baskets with him during recess.
Who would have thought a few basketball shots at recess would have stuck in his memory!
p.s. those are coins that are attached with scotch tape.


holly-dolly said...

you will prolly always stick out in his mind as one of his favorite teachers. i can still remember my kindergarten teacher, mrs. myrah, and how much i loved her. when she lived a few streets over my parents' house growing up, i visited her all the time. until the time i was 17 and she moved. and she has forever been one of my most favorite childhood memories :)

Kathy said...

And they say teachers don't get paid enough. I saw some silver taped to that page. LUCKY!!