Monday, May 14, 2007

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher

Two years ago I had a little boy in my kindergarten class who struggled with some issues. Even though there were times when it was, to say the least, trying I found that he had a BIG heart. I remember there were times when he didn't get to have those "special" things others were able to have. That was the year the tsunami hit Indonesia. Our school collected pennies and loose change. The week of the collection this boy lost a tooth and gave his tooth fairy money to the Tsunami Fund.

Last week I was out of school on Tuesday and when I returned on Wednesday I found this book on my desk with a note that said this same boy had returned it and really liked it. Well, a few days later I saw him in the hallway and let him know that he returned the book to the wrong person. He said that he knew that. He had read the book, really liked it and thought I might want to read it! How could I say no, that I am too busy.

I started the book last night and am looking forward to returning it and having a discussion about Jeremy Thatcher with this little boy!

take care,


Debi said...

Oh my gosh, Dawn. That is just sweet beyond words! As hard as it must be to be a teacher, times like that must make it worthwhile. Enjoy the book!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Dawn for sharing that beautiful story. That is so sweet. And, as a mother with a child with "issues", I really appreciate teachers like you who take the time to understand. I hope my son is as fortunate.

marianne said...

What a sweet, heartwarming story. Times like these must be the rewards of teaching. :)