helen-louise (baratron) wrote,
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BEST PRESENT EVER!

This week has involved lots of Last Lessons Ever for my A2 students. In some cases this has been a cause for celebration, in others I've been rather sad to see them go. Lots of promises to keep in touch, but I know from past experience that only about 2/3 of them will even manage to tell me how they got on in their exams without prompting. This is the way of students, and I'm sorta used to it by now.

In my last lesson this evening I got something which really is my Best Present Ever. Richard is jealous because it's actually cooler than the Xbox 360 & Rock Band, despite costing a small fraction of the price. It is a rubber stamp with the logo Carbon only has 4 bonds!. The student concerned even thoughtfully got it done in red ink! I am very happy, and he really is my Favourite Student Ever.

He said "I wanted to get you something to say thank you for turning my disaster into less of a disaster. I didn't know what to get you because you don't drink and are allergic to lots of things. But I thought you'd appreciate this." Usually people give me book tokens, which are appreciated, or money, which isn't really. (You've already paid me for the lessons, giving me more money feels sleazy somehow.) But the rubber stamp is awesome. Amusingly, he wasn't even one of the students responsible for the constant pentavalence that was driving me insane. Heh.
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