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Friday, 30 March 2012

Making a teacher feel special...

Today is the birthday of my chemistry teacher at school who also happens to be my class teacher.
I love her, I mean seriously.. she is the only one I know in my school who cares more about my grades than my hairstyle. Always there to help with a beaming smile on almost anything and everything (mostly it should be related to chemistry :P ). She might scold students or make them stand for a whole period which consists of 45 minutes if they don't revise and learn the work done the previous day, but just to avoid the punishment, students do revise and study at home and manage to get excellent marks in the exams due to that.

Well for today, my friends and I decided to do something for her. We decided to plan a surprise birthday party in the class but soon we got to know that she is fasting today due to some religious views. So cake was cancelled. To keep it simple, we decided to bring a huge card and a bouquet for her with a small speech kinda thing from me and a song by the singers of the class.

After singing the famous "Happy Birthday" in a singsong way, gifting her the bouquet and the card..
It was my turn to say a few words, this was what I wrote and said ( well one more girl read it out with me -.- )

God couldn't be everywhere to shower his love, so he sent mothers....
God couldn't be everywhere to teach, so he sent teachers, 
and a teacher like you, we couldn't thank more to our destiny.

The last two crucial years of our school life, the high school life where it is hard to believe how time flew by, we are no longer kids not yet have turned into an adult. Here, you played your part so effectively understanding all our problems, strengths, weaknesses and guide us all in the right direction.

You turned chemistry haters into chemistry lovers, made us believe that chemistry is no mystery if look through an another angle. Clarity of doubts, learning of lessons, your way is extraordinary.

Like an alchemist, you have brought the best in us..
like a guru, you have taught us so many lessons..
like a mentor, always you have showed us the right path.

We might have not said it, neither know how to to show it but we truly respect you and love you from our heart. In this one year long journey with you, we have definitely made mistakes but believe us, they were not intentional. But for that, we apologize deeply.

On this special occasion, we wish you a very happy birthday, thank you for being such an amazing teacher.


I don't know, what happened when she heard this, she stood up with a million dollar smile on her face and hugged us both. It was surely a touchy moment. I could see that this small talk has definitely reached her heart and she declared it a free period, not teaching anything today. 

The whole day, I could see that happiness in her face which in my one year with her, I couldn't find. She was immensely happy and pleased. It is easy to recognize who is faking emotions like my class teacher in middle school, we planned a birthday party for her too and that too with cakes and music but she wasn't happy still nor grateful. it shows, no one has to say anything.Well, it was just a small gesture from our class to show how grateful we are to have a teacher like her, but the joy I saw in her face today, it was totally worth it! :)

Not all teachers are bad, some maybe show their strictness from outside but they are soft at heart. Once in a while, do make your teachers feel special. It may cost you a bit time or suffering but once you see the pure happiness on his/her face, it would be totally worth it!


  1. That was so nice of you!
    I think some teachers really deserve recognition - in Ireland,at least, a teacher's pay increases with every year they are employed, and there is nothing extra given for being good at teaching!

    I have an awesome teacher, too - she is practically psychic and always knows who did what, and no one in her class gets less than a B in the state exams.

    We're lucky to have them!

  2. something on similar lines...

  3. here - :)

  4. i just came across your blog today. And i absolutely love it.

  5. When I was in high school, I also had a few teachers that I had a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for, because you could see that they just truly cared about how well their students did and wanted us to succeed. Sometimes, they want to know that we appreciate their effort. Good post :)

  6. Great poem- and great appreciation for your teacher. Rest assured she will long remember this day.

  7. Teachers are our mothers away from home. Very well written piece.

  8. That's so sweet that you did that for your teacher! It sounds like she really appreciated it. It's always great when you find a teacher who actually cares. It's a shame that they're often hard to come by. Very nice piece, thank you for sharing!

  9. This is so cool! I'm happy she was happy which made you happy! Ah, if only there was more love like this in the world today! This is just what we need more of haha! Well done!