Slice of Life #13

As my afternoon filed into the room after lunch, one of my students, R (random initial) approached me with an envelope in her hand.  

“This is from my mom.  She didn’t get to talk to you at conferences, so she wrote you a note,” she said as she handed over the envelope.  I thanked her as my mind raced, trying to think of what her mom could need to talk to me about.  As she made her way to her seat, I turned toward my desk and opened the card.

After I admired the card (gorgeous!), I opened it up and began to read the note.  By the end, I had tears in my eyes.  R began the year as one of my most reluctant readers and writers.  Her mother was writing to thank me- for helping her to discover the love of reading.  

I quickly put the card away, but I’ve already pulled it out to read again tonight.  It makes my heart burst. 🙂

4 Responses

  1. Oh, I love these moments in teaching. Congratulations, you touched R and her mother’s life.

  2. If parents only knew how much a “Thank you” means to us. I understand your feeling of a bursting heart…

  3. That is wonderful, Sarah. Tangible evidence that you’re making a difference!

  4. I love those notes! It meas so much and costs so little. I really prefer these notes to gifts at the end of the year.

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