Saturday, May 15, 2010

What every teacher longs to hear

The Class Clown has recently discovered the Magic Tree House books, a series about a boy and a girl who travel back in time and around the world to solve mysteries. The other day, he looked up from his book with an amazed expression on his face.

"Miss Brave," he began, "I may have never said this before ever in my whole life, but...this book is awesome!"

Later on, he approached me with an expression on his face that said, Are you ready for this?

"Miss Brave," he said, "I may have never, ever, ever, ever said this before, in my whole life, but...I like reading!"

Ladies and gentlemen, my work here is done.


Ann T. said...

Dear Miss Brave,
Brava! Brava! Yes! Awesome!

On this day, you changed the world for the better. Actually you do that every day, but sometimes it is measurable.

Ann T.

teachin' said...

Isn't that the best feeling in the whole entire world?

Sarah said...


Anonymous said...

We love the Magic Tree House books in our house. They've gotten our 2nd grader interested in such a wide variety of things! One of my biggest mistakes, though, was letting her interest in the "Blizzard of the Blue Moon" inspire a family trip to The Cloisters. Sure, it was great to see the Unicorn Tapestries, but I hadn't been prepared to explain the intricacies of Christ's crucifixion or resurrection (or circumcision!) to her at that specific time - and those images were quite overwhelming to her. Um, oops!