Oh, Ms. Bruce, you may have your work cut out for you if we indeed attend Gravelly Middle for the upcoming school year.

Somehow, I think he already knows what the mistakes are on this card, but he was so eager to get it written and done, so overwhelmed by the newness of the day, so tired from having exhausted all his coping skills – he didn’t focus on the task to the best of his ability.

I can tell you that he really enjoyed meeting you. He appreciated your funny stories. I mean, for goodness sake, I had to remind him to keep his laughter at an acceptable volume for a classroom.

20160301_student-teachers-smilesI am so proud that he followed my recommendation to introduce himself. My kid will never be in the popular crowd – he’s not smooth enough for that – but we have certainly worked hard on basic introductions.

Oh, this kid.

I hope – if we become Gravelly Grizzlies – that you and the rest of the EC staff will enjoy him.

He’s a delight. And growing more aware every day.

It’ll be a challenge, but I promise you – this kid has a heart that sings.