Although we're homeschoolers, Akiva attends the local public school for the reading/writing block. Tomorrow is his last day, so he wanted to bring in something special for each of the teachers who work with him. He made three bookmarks ---hammered hearts for the ladies, and a manly stamped washer one for the "boy teacher."---and attached them to notes for each of his teachers.
The inscriptions made my night:
Dear Mrs. Powers,
I thank you for a great year at Windsor. I hope you like the bookmark.
That done, he turned his attention to his in-class tutor. "Can I write the same thing?" he wondered. "You could," I told him, "but it wouldn't be very classy." He thought for a minute, then produced this little gem:
Dear Mrs. Raftis,
My imagination is limited when it comes to writing. Thank you for a fantastic year.
"Almost done, " he reported. "Just need to do one for Mr. Sharkey." (Mr. Sharkey is the classroom teacher, and Akiva worships him a little.)
Dear Mr. Sharkey,
I don't know about you, but I've had a fantastic year. I've learned so much from you and I thank you for that. Please don't brag to the other teachers that your card is the biggest. I hope you like the bookmark.
P.S. You should watch Hogan's Heroes.
I couldn't have said it better myself.