Today was my last class with my seniors (they spend 1 semester with me and then swap to another English teacher for the next semester). We spent the last few minutes of class reflecting on what worked and what they would change for my next group. It was a productive conversation and they had some great ideas.
As we wrapped things up, I reminded them that they can always come borrow books and to email me if they want any recommendations or want to share books with me. They started chatting amongst themselves as they packed up and one student stopped me as she got ready to leave the room. She said one simple sentence and continued on to her last period class.
“Thank you for reminding me that I love reading”.
Needless to say, I smiled for the rest of the day.