We finish school next Friday but the tests have been given and kids now have the summer to forget everything I taught them. Before they left, we all took a group picture together so I had 27 printed out, gave each of them one and my Thai teacher a copy. Every student also made a memory box, little things you can put inside to remember when you are older like pictures, movie stubs, pictures or whatever. I had one when I was little and really enjoyed it. So I told them to put these things in their memory box and I gave them this small letter to them to help them later in life. I'm unsure how much this will help.
Teacher Bert's words of wisdom
1-Read anything in English. Read a library book. Read articles on the internet. Just READ!
2-When you are older, don't smoke. Nothing good will happen, I promise.
3-Travel. Go somewhere new. Eat different food, meet new friends, live in a new country. Learn about new places, the world is a big place. You will have fun, I promise.
4-Work hard. Don't be lazy. Do your homework, don't cheat and try your best.
5-Go outside and play. Don't spend all of your time playing video games or watching TV.
6-Be nice to your family. Play with your brother and sister. Respect your mom and dad. Help your family when you can, even if you don't want to.
7-Wear a helmet when you grow up and start driving. Accidents happen.
8-Save your money. Spending money is fun but try and save half for later. Trust me, saving and having a budget can be fun.
9-Go to sleep early. You need sleep to grow, get big and help you learn. Sleep is good.
10-Have fun. Whatever you do, try and have fun and do what makes you happy. Life is short, enjoy it.
Teacher Bert had a lot of fun with you guys this year. You are all very clever and funny. I will remember you guys forever. If you want to ask me any questions or send me pictures when you get older, my e-mail is email@example.com. If you have any questions or need help with English I will try and help you. Good luck in P4, have a very safe and fun summer.
"The average teacher explains complexity; the gifted teacher reveals simplicity." Robert Brault
Here is a video that has nothing to do with teaching and is also somewhat depressing about inequality in America.