I love teachers!
Especially teachers who share the joy of reading with students with such infectious energy and fun as third grade teacher, Mrs. Maiese.
And how in the world could I NOT love her for writing me the following letter:
Hello there from Titus Elementary School in Warrington, PA!
My class and I have just finished reading Popeye and Elvis (which is a ritual for my classroom each year). The kids have named your book their favorite book of. all. time. Any time I picked up your book to read, you could absolutely hear a pin drop… if it weren’t for the slurping sounds of them drinking Yoo-Hoo J
In appreciation for you and your book, we would like to send you something via snail mail. Is it possible to get a mailing address to which we can send you something?
Thank you so much for inspiring a love for reading, writing, suspense, and Yoo-Hoo!
We appreciate your time. You are a celebrity to us all.
Happiest of holidays to you,
Mrs. Jillian Maiese
And then, as if I didn't love her enough, she added this to a follow-up email:
My former students loved your book so much they still talk about it. Whenever I have to leave any former student a note of some kind, I always attach a box of Yoo-Hoo to it. It’s just created so many fun and meaningful ways to communicate with my kids.
Thank you, Mrs. Maiese, for encouraging readers like these:
|Mrs. Maiese's third grade readers|
I love teachers.
I love kids.