THANK YOU FOR HARD WORK, QUINTUS. BE ALWAYS THE KIND BOY THAT YOU ARE.
And that he is. He is a kind boy. A gentle soul.
He loves this teacher. He did well in English. It was one of his strongest subjects last year. She treats the children with respect and in return she is respected. One of the favourite teachers in school.
This year, Quintus is with, let’s call her Miss Rottenmeier. The very first day he walked into her classroom, she looked at the little redhead boy and decided that he must be naughty. By default he falls into the “Trompie” category. How totally wrong she is.
It’s not just him however. It seems as though she doesn’t like any child. They all complain about her. His grades dropped the very first term already. Heck, the first test!
She likes to send parents text messages (which I actually appreciate) but NOT if SHE SCREAMS IN CAPITAL LETTERS. She totally knows that she is doing that, since she always signs of with “Mrs Rottenmeier”
Teacher have such a huge influence on children. More than they know. To them, the kids are just another child. To me, it’s MY child.
Wonder how well kids will do if all teachers managed to see the ‘kindness’ in a child, like his Grade 4 teacher did.