last week, in the middle of my lecture, a student walked in.
I initially thought it was an office aid sent to give me a note.
but then...the face looked so familiar.
I blinked a few times to get my contacts focused--I wasn't sure whether to believe my eyes or not!
And then I hear, "Gilbiieeee!
And three boys were suddenly running towards me at full force.
They tackled me in bear hugs (in front of a very confused audience of students).
It was some of my students from my old school!
My eyes immediately started to water as I hugged those dear boys!
I told them to wait in the back of the room while I finished the last five minutes of my lecture and got my class started on an activity.
but I could hardly focus during those last five minutes!
I was so excited to catch up with these kids and find out what new and exciting thing they had going on in their lives.
these students were some of my first guinea pigs--and I think it makes it all the more sentimental.
I got to chat with these boys for a good 10 minutes--and it was the best.
it's amazing how, as a teacher, you care SO much about your students' futures.
super grateful for such a rewarding job!
thanks for visiting me, boys!