I was thinking to myself today, on our unexpected snow day, about saying that one little word. I say it to Dahlia about a million times a day. The Hubbie too. Our friends? Yep! My Grandma? Positively. My list of loved ones is long. I am blessed to have each one of them. 24 come to mind. All of the previous classes too:)
I recently had a student tell me as I left for the day, "We love you!" and it was so unexpected. It has been at least a week and I have not gone single day without thinking about how sincere and selfless her sweet words were. She was unabashed and loud, in front of the entire class. Lots of kids took a beat, looked around, and seemed surprised. I hollered right back, as I left for my meeting, "I love y'all too!" After my reply, the smiles across the room were even sweeter.
Do you tell your students that you love them? The whole group? Individuals?
I know that had anyone asked me that my first year teaching, I would have blushed.
P.S. Do you think that it helped that I had a strict sub? lol!
Love (Yep, I did it to you now!),