A 6 year old child's priceless answer that melted my heart

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  1. Tek

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    Granted, she is off course in terms of getting the answer correct, but it shows me:

    -Her imagination
    -She is thinking!
    and most importantly
    -HOW MUCH SHE WILL LEARN IN FIRST GRADE... and I get to lead and bear witness to her growth... it's an exciting thought!

    I was testing a student 1 on 1 with a level A book. She can barely read at level A... and the page said

    "We love to read."

    I asked her why the author wrote love very dark.

    She said "Because his pencil broke."

    I ask her to tell me more.

    "Yeah, his pencil broke and so he had to use a black marker."

    I just melted on the spot, lol. It's one of those student answers you will remember for the rest of your life, and a funny little story you're going to share for the next 20 years. The exciting thing is thinking about how much she will grow from August 2013 to May 2014!

    Anyone else have an "unforgettable student comment" story that has never left you? Share it here!
     
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  3. terptoteacher

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    I had a six year old girl run up and give me a hug. She took a deep breath and said, " mrs. Terptoteacher ( not my real name:p) you smell like....love!"
     
  4. KinderCowgirl

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    That is a thoughtful answer! It makes sense to me. ;)
     
  5. DizneeTeachR

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    Terp...mine goes with yours.
    I student taught in K so I usually wore my hair up or back. ONe day I came I with it down and a little boy came up to me Mrs. you look so pretty today. I bet your daddy wanted to take a picture. LOL!!! I was thinking you do usually look nice when you get your pictures taken...LOL!! I said thank you.
     
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    These are the reasons we love teaching. I had my 4th and 5th inside together for PE. One 5th grade boy did the best on a math game so I selected him to do the first word in 20 questions. I told him he could pick another person to help him. He chose his sister (who was in 4th grade). Sweetest thing I have seen in a while, especially for that age group and a boy. I told his mom about it right after school.
     
  7. DizneeTeachR

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    Stephen when I was a sub I loved as I walked in the building I got hugs and asked if I was going to their room, I even had the 4& 5th graders asking like the younger students!!!
     
  8. Zelda~*

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    D'aww! I bet she comes far this year!

    I suppose one of my favorite moments was when I was dealing with a student who was having an behavior issue in my classroom, and he said something nasty to me and the reaction of one of my anxiety students. He was just horrified. "!! Miss Zelda is my FAVORITE teacher!" A sort of 'how dare you!' sort of reaction, lol.

    His indignation was pretty darned adorable.
     
  9. Listlady

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    That's great! I love to see their imaginations at work.

    I only teach older students, but at the end of the semester last year, my seniors were doing their final round of a game we played called "Pop Topics." I filled the bag full of goofy stuff about class, etc., and each student had to speak -- on the spot -- for 60 seconds about whatever their topic was. A girl in class drew "Ms. Listlady gets an F for . . . " I, of course, was expecting whoever drew that one to say "Article assignments" (they hated them) or something like that, and she said that my F was for Fun and went on to explain, etc., etc. It was a sweet surprise!
     
  10. bonneb

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    One day in first grade, I did something that made my little kiddos so happy (don't remember what it was). Here is what their response was:

    *Mrs. b, you're great!
    * You're the best grown up in the whole world!
    * Just like God and Jesus!

    Well, I am not just like God or Jesus, but I took those words to heart. It gave me a small insight to how important a teacher is in the life of a child. I printed those words out in a small font and posted them above my classroom door, to remind me that my words and actions are important.
     
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    Last year I had the opportunity to observe in a pre-kindergarten classroom. One day I sat, and had a conversation with a student about how her and her mother had made gingerbread cookies at Christmas time. Those students loved me by the end of my 6 weeks I was able to observe them.

    There was another instance at the museum that I Volunteer at where this sweet little girl on a class field trip just runs up to me, and gives me a huge hug. That really made my day.
     
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    At the end of my student teaching in 3rd the kids all made cards for me...at least one said "I will always remember you in my heart" :wub:
     
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    On the last day of school last year 2 of my boys were talking and one said, "Yup, I think I'm actually going to miss this teacher." Awww....


    I was doing an alphabet assessment last September on a really weak kiddo. We got to the letter Pp and I asked him if he knew the letter's name or sound. He covered his eyes with his hand, slowly shook his head and said, "I don't want to talk about it." It was really cute! (And I wrapped up the assessment... clearly he'd had enough!)
     
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    These are so cute. After a long day setting up my classroom, this is giving me much to look forward to.

    My most recent story:
    The other day I was looking at some papers from last fall. I came across a story a first grader had written about me. She meant to write, "Mrs. C's favorite color is blue." But instead she wrote, "Mrs. C's fart color is blue."
     
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    After subbing a K class, for only 2 weeks, I had tears of adoration pouring down during their Christmas pageant. They had so endeared themselves to me (I had gotten to escort them to all their practices). Even the most difficult kids were so dang cute singing holiday songs and synchronizing their moves.
     
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    I ran into a student from last year at the mall. School starts Monday so I haven't seen him since school let out. He was with his family and his mom and dad told him to tell me what he did this summer. He acted embarrassed and didn't want to tell me. I thought maybe it was something silly he said in regards to math. It turns out he took the unfinished workbook I sent home with the kids at the end of the year and worked on it in the car all the way to vacation and back. He just blushed and said, "I like math. It's fun." Melted my heart. I always want the kids to be as excited about math as I am.
     
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    Another story from long ago. When I was doing internship before my student teaching, I was partnered with another teaching student in a kindergarten class. We would go to this class 2 days a week from 8:00-12:00. I was very pregnant. It came time for me to have my baby so I took one class day off. (Yes I was out less than a week.) The kindergarten teacher told the kids that I was gone because I had my baby. The other teaching student had to miss a day later on in the semester because of a sick kid. Note that this teacher was tiny tiny like a bean pole. All the kids thought she was out having a baby too. They asked to see the pictures of her baby when she got back.:lol:
     
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    I was speaking with one of my cutie pie boys yesterday and commented on how fantastic his English is (his father is Chinese, mom Mexican and they only speak English at home). I asked him if he thought he could help his group speak English by speaking English with them. He sat and thought, and then said, ¨No, I don´t think so.¨ I had to run and tell my TA immediately. It was so darn cute!
     
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    I knew one of my kiddos had gone to a beautiful resort in the Dominican Republic with his family over vacation. I had them write about their favorite part of summer vacation and he wrote about coming home to his own room with his own books!
     
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    I was going through my home office just today and found a report by a former sixth grade student about who she admired most...and it was me. One line was, and I quote: "She has love in her heart for all of us like were her own spoiled Brats and will never bring us down only make us feel better."

    :)
     
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    These are so adorable! THIS is why we teach!

    I teach second grade and I always love yard duty on the first day of the new school year because of the hugs and kisses from my former students, now in third grade. This year, on the first day of school, 3 of my girls came up to me to say they had a "performance" for me. They then did a dance, with a chant. They chant was "We love Ms. X, she is the best teacher ever..."

    I of course told them to add a verse about how I was the queen of the school and the most beautiful queen at that:)
     
  22. DHE

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    These are very cute. When the 2012 school year ended, one of my students was crying hard because she didn't want to leave my class because I was the best teacher ever. Of course my heart was warmed until one of my students burst my bubble when he said, "She did that last year in Ms. First Grade class." I cracked me up.
     
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    We were having a very philosophical discussion (for 5th grade) about why a person would choose to read. Everybody had very lovely reasons to share, which I listed on chart paper, and then one boy said, "Hey, read. It isn't going to kill you." I added that to the list
     
  24. applecore

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    That is so sweet!



    I have a very shy and small 3rd grade boy that barely smiles or responds to anyone except for a select few friends he knows. As my little friends leave each day, they give me a handshake, hug, or high-5.

    Since the first day of school, this little one would choose just to lean in for a hug as he left and I would say, "I'm so glad you came today! I'll see you tomorrow!" Today, he actually reached and gave me a hug with a smile and said, "I'll see you tomorrow."

    It's a small step to making connections with my little shy friend. :)
     
  25. janis

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    Not quite as good, but a student asked me today to borrow a RE- RASER! lol
     
  26. MzMooreTeaches

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    Awww these comments are making me feel all warm and fuzzy. Well today was my first day and I had a student who was quiet all day say, I like when you said nice things to me and told me I was sitting on the carpet nicely.

    That warmed my heart because she didn't come to school until after lunch and it made me feel great knowing she felt so welcomed already.
     

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