...when your students write poetry about you.
April is the poetry unit in our writing workshop. Here, presented exactly as she wrote it, is one third grader's ode to me:
She is allwaze
nice to us
Did you get all that? Here's a translation: "Miss Brave is nice and her skin is very white. Miss Brave is funny and kind. Miss Brave is pretty and she [is] very sweet and smart. She is always nice to us. She never screams at us. She is so nice to us and that is my teacher, Miss Brave."