Sharing ... the cutest story -
As a teacher, I went between 1st and 3rd grade. So, often I taught the same kids in two different grades.
As I was walking down the hallway, one of my former 1st graders who was in 2nd that year while I was in 3rd. said to me. "Mrs. Figurski, is it true that you are retiring next year?" I told him I was. He then said, "Mrs. Figurski, can you please stay just one more year, so I can be in your 3rd grade?"
My heart nearly broke when I saw his face drop as I told him that I couldn't. Funny thing is - he was very needy in 1st grade and required a LOT of attention, but I loved him dearly. I almost wanted to take back my papers of resignation. As teachers we have tons of wonderful memories.
Any other teachers out there? Share a story.
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