After school today, as I was walking to the bathroom, I passed a few of my students clumped in a couple different groups of friends. One said, kind of sarcastically,
"Miss Murphy, you're my favorite teacher."
I replied with a smile,
"Yeah, I bet."
Then, two others, one next to her and another from the other circle of kids both said how I was their favorite teacher, too.
Now, whether or not they meant it, it did make my heart melt a bit. You just don't hear that kind of thing as often as you do when teaching elementary school...