It was a very tough year professionally for me and I thought about leaving teaching. Your visit several weeks back renewed my spirit and belief in what I do. Then, to receive your beautifully written letter, it cemented that this is where I’m meant to be!
A letter from my teacher.
My heart dropped to my knees when I read the first line. I could never imagine how my favorite teacher could ever stop teaching. She was always the teacher who would be smiling as you walked into class; who made everything you learned interesting; who gave you a hug if you were down; and who always were there to talk to you. Her impact on me was far greater than the fourth grade, and I always thought she realized how much she meant to her students. Knowing that simply just visiting her helped her realize she was meant to be a teacher makes me extremely happy and grateful that I did.
I came back from visiting my fourth grade teacher, and I had a great time talking to her class and catching up with her. It was nice seeing her for most likely the last time before I leave for college. Although it was good seeing her, what stood out today was how literally crazy teachers got once the last bus left the school. As soon as all the teachers waved by, and the school year was officially over, the teachers went insane. They:
Screamed out the top of their lungs
Shouted like the won the lotto
Danced up and down the hallways
Freak, even one of them did a damn cart wheel!
Never knew teachers could be so excited for the last day of school more than the students hahaa
“HUMANKIND HAS NOT WOVEN THE WEB OF LIFE. WE ARE BUT ONE THREAD WITHIN IT. WHATEVER WE DO TO THE WEB, WE DO TO OURSELVES. ALL THINGS ARE BOUND TOGETHER. ALL THINGS CONNECT.”
My Environmental teacher gave each of the students in my class a copy of The Lorax with the above quote written inside. Of all the classes I took in high school, I loved APES. Even when she piled work on us like there was no tomorrow, every day in the class was full of laughs, jokes, and pretty interesting stuff. Before we all left, everyone in the class signed each others’ books and thanked our teacher for an amazing year. It was a simple gift, but it meant a lot to us.