I am so sorry to hear that a district would direct you to not say that you love your students. Has the district been involved in legal issues because of this? That would be the only reason I would feel it necessary to make such a rule. I love my class, and they know it. They love me, and I know it. We are not all mushy about it, and we joke a lot, but they know I would do anything for them, and they for me.