THIS is what it's all about...

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  1. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    The grade 8 students all got a certificate today, filled out with positive things their peers had said about them. I got one too...

    MrsC:
    - One of the most helpful teachers.
    - She's always willing to give up her own time to help students with their work.
    - Very funny and very nice.
    - Can she come to high school with us?
    - She gives the most awesome hugs. I actually look at her as more of a mom than a teacher.
    - Always helps me by going out of her way (and she gives us CANDY!)
    - Helpful, and a great teacher to have around.
    - Will always answer my questions, and if she can't, she tries her best.
    - Her laugh brings a smile to you.
    - A person who looks on the bright side of things.
    - Her care for us is amazing. We love her (teacher love, not literally).
    - She never leaves anyone behind!
    - She always gives me positive feedback.
    - A really fun teacher.
    - Always brings a great attitude to the classroom.
    - She helped make me the person I am today because she never gave up on me.
    - An amazing grade partner and a wonderful person to work with.
    - "MY MOTHER AWAY FROM HOME!"

    A copy is on my fridge, and the original is on the bulletin board above my desk. Although I didn't cry (then), this is the most precious gift I have ever received.
     
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  3. monsieurteacher

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    Wow! That's so sweet! You deserve that!
     
  4. Kangaroo22

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    Aw, that is so nice!
     
  5. Go 4th

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    I love it!!! That is something you will cherish forever!
     
  6. JustMe

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    Teacher love, not literally...how cute! :)
     
  7. Blkjacq

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    Awww, so sweet. Definitely keep that.
     
  8. INteacher

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    Your title is correct - this is what it is about :) Great comments for a great teacher, great person and great collegue
     
  9. etcetera83

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    That's awesome!
     
  10. janlee

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    I had a very similar experience like MrsC's today. Each second grade class had to write about "My Second Grade Year" as a piece to be included in their Benchmark folder. Several of my students thanked me for a great year. But one student, a non-reader in September, thanked me for teaching him to read and for making him love to read. (He now reads at a Level G) He mentioned in his writing about his favorite book in my library. I took this book and presented it to him when I thanked him for his wonderful words to me. He couldn't believe that I was giving him the book. As MrsC stated this is why we teach. I sent a copy of the paper home to my student's mom for her to read as well.
     
  11. cutNglue

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    I'm crying and it isn't even for me! How precious!
     
  12. frogger

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    That's a wonderful way to the end the school year - it makes it all worth it!
     
  13. kacieann

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    That's Awesome!!
     
  14. mmswm

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    That's so wonderful!!!!! You will cherish that forever. I've had some really rough times recently and the memory of the few notes I've gotten from students really help my state of mind, and all I have to do is think of them. This is exactly why we do this :)
     
  15. ally06

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    How beautiful and special!
     
  16. smalltowngal

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    You're right, this is what it's all about...why we put up with what we do...to reap these kinds of benefits.
     

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