20th November is Teacher Day in Vietnam. Coming into my classroom, I was blown with wishes from my little students. It was so great to be in a hug of a dozen of little children. Their smiles melted my heart. They were so eager to tell me what they had done and what was the best thing they got during their day. Looking at their bright eyes, I had the feeling that I was there with them, seeing what they had seen, doing what they had done. And that was the way we started our class.
A girl, who cried a lot on the first day her mom took her to the class, didn’t dare to come in, now said to her mom that she couldn’t wait to come here. Whenever I gave a task, she was one of the first students who raised their hands and of course. She didn’t hesitate to stand in front of others, played a girl who lived on searching for things in a dump area, or a girl who was trying to find if there was any of her books could be used after a flood. Moreover, she has started to come to help her classmates when she saw that they got confused or had a trouble with their tasks. Looking at her innocent smiles, I feel like I won a super prize.
When we finished the class, another girl came to me and said that she was waiting for me. I was so surprised to hear that as she didn’t study with me today. She is 7 years old, takes part in a literature class with me. She is also a member of my reading club. If you met her, you’ll be impressed by her smiles and her sweet voice. She always has a lot of things to surprise others. Once, she was in charge in the Question-Ask part at a reading. As our rule, she had to prepare five questions to start the Question-Ask, and, before the reading day, she told me that she had more than 30 questions. Today, she blew me with this – one of her own paintings:
All these special things made my day so special 🙂