Today was such a wonderful day! First thing this morning, Elle, a first grade student I work with in a small group, surprised me with the biggest bouquet of flowers! Elle and her mom wanted to thank me for working with Elle on her reading. How sweet is that?!?
And then…later tonight, I received an email from a student I had two years ago when I taught third grade. Out of the blue he sends me this:
“Dear Ms. Jennifer
Hi Ms. Jennifer I’m Tommy from 3rd grade.
Now I go to SCIS and I miss RBIS.
I really thank you for what you did to me when I couldn’t speak English that well. I still remember when I first came to RBIS. I didn’t know what to say, I didn’t know the rules, I didn’t even know a little bit about it and you were the best helper and teacher that I’ve ever met.
From your 3rd grade student Tommy”
Seriously? Two thank yous in one day! I am one special lady! Being an educator is oftentimes a thankless job, but today I was reminded that what I do matters. The gratitude of others is such a gift, and I relish it today. Thank you Elle and Tommy for being so very sweet! 🙂