I am writing this letter to inform you of a remarkable thing that recently occurred in my second-grade classroom. One of my students, Connar, celebrated her eighth birthday two weeks ago. Like many other kids her age, she had a party with all of her classmates. Rather than asking for gifts for herself, she asked her friends to donate classroom supplies for our classroom.
Immediately following her party, Connar proudly came to school with her parents, presenting me with two overstuffed boxes of neatly packaged and sorted school supplies. The boxes were filled with pencils, scissors, glue sticks, rulers, markers and many other things. I am so deeply touched by Connar’s selfless act of generosity.
Over my many years of teaching in Brentwood, I have been given a lot of classroom materials as well as gifts from the hundreds of children I have taught. However, this gift from Connar is one that I will never forget. I always tell my students that they teach me just as much as I teach them. Connar has done just that.
Teacher, Ron Nunn School