Dear 8th Grade,
Thank you for trusting me this year. This year is not one that can be described as easy. As we know, some learning takes us through some pretty hard places – places of unbelief, inertia, and those dotted with expressions like, “I’ll never get this.” We certainly went through a few learning dips, and found ourselves whizzing along steeps slopes. (Haha, how do you like that I got both math and science references in this?!)
I would like to applaud you for all the beautiful soul things that you taught me and came to your own understanding of this year. Beautiful people, you truly you are empathetic, loving, self-aware, and forgiving – and I could not have asked for more.
Thank you for accepting me as your teacher on the days I did not deserve it. Thank you for overlooking my flaws. Thank you for the multitudes of kindness towards me. Thank you for baking me cupcakes! Thank you for the Christmas and birthday cards! Thank you for the hugs! Most of all thank you for bringing the laughs, and making me see kids differently.
Teachers teach because we think we have something to say, and we hope to impart or share our wisdom. I have a few hopes for this class:
Phenomenal people, you kept me on my toes during this dance we call 8th grade. Thank you for teaching me some new moves. I love you.
Ms. St. Jean
Ms. St. Jean
Native New Yorker teaching and living the middle school life, using this site to keep it 100. My students are the embodiment of joy.