There is this kid in one of my classes who just makes me smile so much. He’s super naughty but in a really cheeky kind of way, and for that reason, I have a bit of a soft spot for him.
He’s a little bit chubby, so he has this round, cherubic face that looks at me all innocent and wide eyed whenever I have to tell him off. And half the time I don’t think he has a clue what I’m talking about which makes it really hard for me keep a straight face.
Today I was writing a shared paragraph with the class. I had my paper under the visualiser so that the class could see what I was writing up on the board. I finished the paragraph and then looked up to see this kid staring at me.
He just shook his head and said, ‘you know, you’re pretty good at writing, miss. You should write a book’. He then paused before adding ‘I’d read it if I understood anything you write – those words you use are so long’.
There was another pause as I smiled and basked in glory before he added ‘and if you do write a book I could flog it on Facebook for you’.
Thank you, that means a lot to me.
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Aww, that’s wonderful, Rachel! And very, very high praise from a student, especially of that age. I hope you put it in your mental ‘bank’ for the next time you have ONE OF THOSE DAYS, and then take it out and think about it. We all need that sort of affirmation. And he’s right; you do write well1