You remember the good ones

05 Oct

As part of the #edublogclub year-long challenge to blog on education, this week’s topic focuses on World Teacher Day.

Dear Mrs. Clark,

Here’s what I want to thank you for

  • Bunnicula and Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.
  • Sesquipedalians by the week– how else would I learn awesome words like ambidextrous?
  • Kindly smiling and (hopefully) loving the homemade canned pickles that my mother made and we lovingly gave you each year for a holiday treat that you then received two years later… then two years after that since you had both of my younger brothers.
  • An energized classroom that valued writing
  • Your kindness and love for quirky eleven year olds in all their shapes, sizes, and attitudes
  • And the most important was a love of the news and information. You did riddles. I can’t remember now whether they were daily or weekly but I began reading the paper every morning because sometimes they were about current events and I needed to get the answer right. From that year on I have NEVER, ever, ever stopped reading at least one newspaper daily. It’s a habit and a need that you created.

Thank you for being one of the handful of teachers I will always remember fondly. Yes, I do remember the chain that dangled from your reading glasses and your mid-calf skirts, but I will also remember enjoying fifth grade because of you.

Happy World Teacher Day.


1 Comment

Posted by on October 5, 2017 in Blogging, edublogsclub


One response to “You remember the good ones

  1. Kathleen

    October 6, 2017 at 2:22 am

    Oh I love this, Alicia! Imagine if Mrs Clark could read it?

    Things like this make you realise what an important job we are doing. It’s incredible to think there are so many students who might remember us for the rest of their lives! There aren’t too many jobs like that.

    Happy World Teachers’ Day,



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