A few weeks ago I posted a story about one of my students. I decided he should see it and e-mailed a copy to him. Here is the response I got.
THANK YOU FOR THOSE WONDERFUL WORDS ms pod u no that ur favorite teacher i pass that test only for u because the way u encourage me i was like that's it watch i'mma pass her test that why i studay so hard but ms i like u alot and i will do anything to make u happy ms thank you for everything
This little e-mail is my reason for teaching. This is my "teacher of the year award."
Now, I've got to get him to work on his writing!