The week so exhausted me that I did not organize or attend a Happy Hour. I feel like just going to the gym tonight, coming back all sweaty, and watching baseball. So sue me. Tomorrow is senior prom and I think I'm going to go to support Bobby and the rest of the senior class. Today, by the way, was the last day for seniors, so I've pretty much dodged any repercussions with my school for what I'm doing (although I think they're officially still students until they walk).
Teacher appreciation week was three weeks ago. These are three of the letters I got. They're good to read at the end of weeks like this. The first is from Ebony, who I had as a near silent 9th grader. I let her hang out in my room during lunch period because she was deathly afraid of the cafeteria. I convinced her to become involved in the poetry event I helped organize at the MD Science Center, and she performed her poem in front of an audience of 150. She's now a senior, graduating in just a few days. The second is sophomore Diamond, who is the single funniest student I've ever had. She's like a miniature woman, standing in at 4'6" with all the exaggerated mannerisms of a "you go girl" type of adult woman. She's also got the sharpest wit I've ever encountered, but has a soft center that needs hugs and reassurement often. The last one is from "Bobby," two weeks before he got kicked out of his house.
Over the years, even though you were no longer my teacher, I have still admired you as a teacher. You have remained my favorite teacher because you are the one who believed in me the most. In my opinion, I have become a better student with your help because I believe in myself more and always try to do my best no matter waht. There are a lot of times when I want to give up but I don't because I know I want to go somewhere with my life. It's as if my motivation comes from people that I know expect me to do well and don't pressure me about doing/getting something done. The think I wanted you to know most was how great a teacher you are. You are very nice and always willing to help out with anyone's problems. IF it was not for some of your help, I probably would still be looking for a place to finish my community service. The thing I like most is how the majoirty of the time you greet people with a warm smile. In addition, you are very down to earth. There are not that many teachers that I feel comfortable talking to about anythign that may be bothering me just for advice. Mr. Epiph, I want to thank you from teh bottom of my heart for always being there and helping to keep me on my feet. Love, Ebony
I know that the last time you taught me the x, y, z method, or read Romeo and Juliet with me or read my essays was last year, but I still refer to you as my favorite teacher. You laugh at all my funny jokes and I laugh at all your "funny" jokes, and you just a cool teacher. When all my teachers in freshmen year were big bad wolves, you were my little white riding hood. Forget that, that made no sense. Anyway I just wanted to say that I appreciate you if even though you don't teach me anymore, thanks for being a special teacher to me. Love, Your Amigo, Diamond.
For the past four years, you have supported me in absolutely everything I have done. You were the only person to take time to understand me as much as possible. You pushed me and did everything possible to keep me on track and to get me where I am today. Everyone else (like my coach and others) tried to do surface things for their own images, but you took care of all the behind scenes as well as surface things. I would never ever repay you for the things you have done. The best thing I can think of is to succeed. My success will show you that your aid wasn't in vain. So thank you Mr. () from the bottom of my heart. I love you. Sincerely, Bobby "Enigmatic" (last name)
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