Hey, everyone! With all the negativity and stress in our profession, I love to hear positive things about teaching. I've been thinking about a student of mine and how much he has touched my life, for whatever reason, and how that is why I became a teacher to begin with! My student is a fourth grader, and is a little wild from time to time. He is a cute kid and he is well liked by the other kids. He also can't read. He is on a kindergarten reading level. When I realized this, my goal was certainly to bring him up this year, but as I got to know him more and more, I realized what a great kid he is. He lives with his grandparents, who are very sweet. He is extremely respectful, and always answers "yes ma'am" and "no ma'am". I have started staying after school with him to work on reading, and it's really been paying off! Today, he got in a little trouble for something, and he got really angry with me. It actually hurt my feelings (but I didn't let him know that ) . But, we did end the day on a good note. I mentioned to another teacher how it had made me feel bad that he was upset with me, because I felt like I had invested so much time into him, and she said "That's because y'all have a special relationship!" And I thought, she's right! We do. And I am so grateful for that. I love each of my kiddos, but there's always those couple of kids that just really latch onto your heart, and he is mine. Who is your special kid???