My Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Thompson

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Published on September 4, 2013

Author: anujmalhotra123

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One day in the class, she saw Teddy Stoddard slumped in his seat.: One day in the class, she saw Teddy Stoddard slumped in his seat. Teddy’s clothes were messy, his hair unkempt and he looked very sad. : Teddy’s clothes were messy, his hair unkempt and he looked very sad. For days Teddy looked the same, sometimes even worse.: For days Teddy looked the same, sometimes even worse . One day, while going through some old files, Mrs. Thompson stumbled on to Teddy’s file. She was surprised at what she saw.: One day, while going through some old files, Mrs. Thompson stumbled on to Teddy’s file. She was surprised at what she saw. PowerPoint Presentation: Teddy is a bright child with a ready laugh. He does his work neatly and has good manners... he is a joy to be around .. PowerPoint Presentation: Teddy is an excellent student, well liked by his classmates, but he is troubled because his mother has a terminal illness and life at home must be a struggle . PowerPoint Presentation: His mother's death has been hard on him. He tries to do his best, but his father doesn't show much interest and his home life will soon affect him if some steps aren't taken . PowerPoint Presentation: Teddy is withdrawn and doesn't show much interest in school. He doesn't have many friends and he sometimes sleeps in class . Mrs. Thompson started helping Teddy in any free time she would get. Teddy started improving bit by bit. :  Mrs. Thompson started helping Teddy in any free time she would get. Teddy started improving bit by bit. Almost the entire year went by like this. Then came Christmas. Like every year, Mrs. Thompson got many gifts from her students – covered in glistening gift wrappers. One gift stood out, because it reeked with pain. It was Teddy’s. :  Almost the entire year went by like this. Then came Christmas. Like every year, Mrs. Thompson got many gifts from her students – covered in glistening gift wrappers. One gift stood out, because it reeked with pain. It was Teddy’s . Everyone jeered as Mrs. Thompson opened Teddy’s gift. There lay a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume. : Everyone jeered as Mrs. Thompson opened Teddy’s gift. There lay a rhinestone bracelet with some of the stones missing, and a bottle that was one-quarter full of perfume. Mrs. Thompson stifled the children's laughter exclaiming how pretty the bracelet was, putting it on, and dabbing some of the perfume on her wrist. PowerPoint Presentation: That day, Teddy Stoddard stayed after school, just long enough to say, " Mrs. Thompson, you smell just like my Mom used to. " That evening, after everyone left, Mrs. Thompson stayed back and cried for hours.: That evening, after everyone left, Mrs. Thompson stayed back and cried for hours. From that day, things changed for Teddy and Mrs. Thompson. Teddy became more responsive while Mrs. Thompson became more sensitive to students’ needs. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class.  : From that day, things changed for Teddy and Mrs. Thompson. Teddy became more responsive while Mrs. Thompson became more sensitive to students’ needs. By the end of the year, Teddy had become one of the smartest children in the class.   Meanwhile, the student-teacher bond between Mrs. Thompson and Teddy grew stronger. She became a mentor, friend and his mother. As Teddy moved grades up, he would still go to Mrs. Thompson for guidance and advice. : Meanwhile, the student-teacher bond between Mrs. Thompson and Teddy grew stronger. She became a mentor, friend and his mother. As Teddy moved grades up, he would still go to Mrs. Thompson for guidance and advice. PowerPoint Presentation: Then the day came when he left school for higher education. For years Mrs. Thompson did not hear from Teddy. She’d often remember him when she’d see another Teddy in her class. Time moved on. One evening, Mrs. Thompson got a mail. The handwriting felt familiar. But she could not tell who it was from because she was old now and could not see without her glasses. The letter was from Teddy. : Time moved on. One evening, Mrs. Thompson got a mail. The handwriting felt familiar. But she could not tell who it was from because she was old now and could not see without her glasses. The letter was from Teddy. PowerPoint Presentation: I have got my bachelor's degree! Mrs. Thompson, you are the best and favorite teacher I ever had in my life… Mrs. Thompson, I have met a girl and I am going to be married. My father died a couple of years ago, I was wondering if you might agree to sit at the wedding in my mother’s place. PowerPoint Presentation: Mrs. Thompson agreed. And guess what? She wore that bracelet, the one with several rhinestones missing. Moreover, she made sure she was wearing the perfume that Teddy remembered his mother wearing on their last Christmas together. PowerPoint Presentation: That evening Dr . Stoddard whispered in Mrs. Thompson's ear, " Thank you Mrs. Thompson for believing in me. Thank you so much for making me feel important and showing me that I could make a difference . " PowerPoint Presentation: Music courtesy: My Song by Jacques-Laurent Benech

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