Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The right word

Miss Windy Johnson is an elementary teacher. She really loves teaching kids. She teaches from her heart, so every day she's looking forward for her day in the class.

One day, she teaches about adjectives used to describe feeling. "Ok, kids, who can tell me what to say if you're feeling not so good?"

Willy, "awful."
Jim, "bad."
Ted, "sad."
Kane, "worse!"

Another student says, "terrible."
Diane shouts, "horrible."

Miss Windy: "That's very good, kids." Now, let's make a drawing to describe how you're feeling today."

That class happened a week ago, And Miss Windy almost forgot about it, until this Monday someone comes to her class.

"Hello, my name is Mr. Smith, I'm Kane's father."

"Hello, Mr. Smith. I'm Miss Windy Johnson, but just call me Miss Windy. What can I do to help you?"

"I know that you've taught your students including my son about adjectives a week ago."

"Yes, anything is wrong?"

"No, as a matter of fact, I want to thank you."

"I'm sorry, I don't understand Mr. Smith. Thank you for what?"

"3 days ago Kane gave me this letter."

(Kane's letter)
Dear daddy, I feel sad when mommy died. I feel bad, I feel mommy's gone because I'm doing something bad. I feel worse inside daddy. I'm afraid, that you will be gone too. That would be horrible.

Miss Windy, "I'm so sorry Mr. Smith."

Mr. Smith, with tears running down his cheek said, "no, thank you. That was the first time Kane ever talked to me after his mom died a month ago."

Sometimes we just need the righ word to say what we feel


It's just me said...

nice story....welkam back yaaa

me said...

so touching....:D


~tanty~ said...

It brought tears to my eyes when I'm reading it.