A member of our community said this to me in an email today. Guess who it was?
I got a free latte for Teacher Appreciation Week.
The mom who delivered it is Chloe’s mom. She said Chloe loves Spanish and sits around at home talking in Spanish and writing in Spanish for fun. She said she is so happy Chloe is in my class and Chloe ha already told her little sibling to hang in there till seventh grade when Spanish gets fun. Her poor sibling is in a worksheet class in a fourth grade Spanish class.
And a whole herd of my former students from last year came in because they finished their quiz on the pronouns early. And they lamented how much they missed my class, how fun it was. We swapped stories about funny things that had happened in class. They loved it. It was a great experience for them. They will remember it forever.
And now this year’s kids have videos of themselves to look back on, and remember.
THAT is what we are working for. To give all the kids a good time and show them language is beautiful, and fun, and easy and natural.