I am lucky because I get to work with the most adorable elementary school students each day. I love my job as a tutor; it is so rewarding for me to watch my little students enthusiasm for the progress they are making. They get so excited when they are finally able to grasp a concept or answer a problem correctly. I love watching those “light bulb” moments.
One of my student’s asked me out of the blue one day, “Mrs. Blake, what are your fop five favorite bugs?” I had to think for a while before supplying her with an answer. I admit I found her question a little unusual, but kids come up with some pretty funny questions sometimes, so I didn’t think much of it.
The next week she excitedly told me to close my eyes while she pulled a surprise for me out of her backpack. This was her surprise gift to me:
My heart just melted. She worked so hard to make such a thoughtful present for me; I know she spent a lot of time on drawing, coloring, and cutting out my favorite bugs. I should have taken a close up, the little butterflies and bumblebee have eyelashes. SO cute!
So today this same little girl told me that she had a Christmas present for me. She gave me a very thoughtful gift, which her mom helped her pick out, along with a handmade card. I didn’t take a picture of the front, but here’s a peek at the inside:
She told me she prepared two fun activities for me. I get to draw a nose on Rudolph (he’s pulling Santa’s sleigh in case you can’t tell), and I get to draw hair on the snowman.
This may be my favorite Christmas card I have ever gotten. It totally made my day.
Well, I’m off to go draw hair on my snowman.