Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Here's something new ...

On the first day of school, one of my students brought me a banana. Not an apple (which is a more 'traditional' teacher-gift).

A banana.

I thought it was thoughtful, original, adorable and sweet that she brought it to me ... and looking back on it, I probably made a really big deal about her thoughtfulness.

Well ... the other kids were listening.

Because almost every day since then, a student has brought me a banana.

They all want a piece of the thoughtful gesture.

I think what it comes down to is they want to make me happy. To see me smile. To be a part of that process.

I think it's adorable.

And I've never eaten so many bananas in my life.

P.S. To my sweet students: I'm happy and proud of you every day. It doesn't take a banana for that to happen. Love you.


Jodie Howerton said...

what about cash, do you accept cash? :)

mrsmouthy said...

I always used to begin the school year by saying, "I love expensive wine."