When I was completing my student teaching, I had the most AMAZING cooperating teacher, Miss T. She was the most loving and caring kindergarten teacher EVER, and even when I am in a pickle today , I still ask myself, what would Miss T. do??? Amazing!
Soooo..... on Valentine's Day one of her cutie-pie kindergarten boys brought in a gift for her and I (mostly for her, but since I happened to be there too it was for both of us...)
He was SO excited to give this box of chocolates to Miss T. Grinning ear to ear, biggest smile ever, so proud of this little box of chocolates because he wanted so badly to be her "Prince Charming" on Valentine's Day.
She put on the show and oooohhh-ed and aaaahhhhh-ed at her box of chocolates. (You know- "I LOVE it! This is exactly what I wanted!!! How did you know!?!?!?! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I just can't wait to eat it!!! Yuuummmmyyyyy!!!!) He was beaming. So proud.
Somehow at the end of the day, Miss T. noticed the box didn't have the plastic wrapper around it. Interesting... Sooooo... she opened it up. And here's what we found:
He had opened it up and taken a little bite out of each one of the chocolates. Probably on the way to school. He was probably hungry. Or curious. Or loved chocolate. Can you blame him... he was five!?! Nonetheless, he was still so proud to give it to her- not one bit embarrassed. He probably didn't even think anything of the little bites taken out of the chocolate.
We were dying laughing at the ridiculousness and cuteness of it. Some people get bonuses at their jobs, or kickbacks, or discounts. A half eaten box of chocolates and hugs from dirty little hands are what teachers get! :-)
Here's by box of gifts from all of my students this year:
Like Hadar said, if only we could turn it all into Target gift cards!!!! (At least my dog looks semi-interested in the goods...)
Hope you're having a great weekend!!!