A student who entered my class last week left this note for me on Friday afternoon.
It is hard and stressful to lose and add students during the year. It’s difficult on the kids and the teacher. As teachers, though, we have to put on the brave face and reassure the ones who depart and welcome with open arms the ones who arrive. As difficult as it is for us and the rest of the students, it is much harder on the kids who are moving around.
So, this student writes, after worrying and feeling sad that, “I felt like one of you.”
And that’s just what we hoped she’d feel.