I had Mr. D as a 5th grade teacher. I was nervous at first because it was the first time I would have a male teacher, but my mom told me it would be ok. I went to school the first day and came home shocked. He was great!! I liked that he was a male and even cracked jokes. Some of my classmates did not like him much but I thought he was very cool. He even took us to gym if we were good, but then again I think he really had to. I think it was in the program back then.
What can I say? You were an inspiration and influenced me at a very young age- and you didn't even know it! Prior to entering your class that year I would cry each morning. My mom tried to occupy my mind to help me forget that I was getting ready to go to school. It wasn't until I had you that it all changed. I enjoyed going to school. You made it fun and interesting. That yr you selected me to help out the Kinder class. It was then that I realized I want to be a teacher just like you and I am!