But this week ended a little sadly. As most of you know, several KG students were "removed from our school" this week. While I don't want to get into names or details, I just want to express the fact that - though it may be completely understandable / justified - I find it sad that these students are - all of a sudden!! - no longer in my class.

I guess what I am trying to say is the following: I think many of you believe that we teachers only like the "good students", the students who get A's, the well-behaved students. But - surprise! - we like all of you!! That why I - for one - got into teaching. Yeah, I DO love math but it's not math that brings me the great satisfaction I feel for my job. It's the students! And that includes all of you - the quiet ones, the loud ones, the serious ones, the immature ones, the angry ones, the sad ones... even the defiant ones.

You are all worthy of great respect and affection. I won't lie: some of you are more challenging to teach than others. But that doesn't mean I don't still think you are amazing and interesting and inspiring.

So though you may think I am happy or relieved that a few of my more challenging students have left my class today, this is not at all the case. I will miss them and I wish them all the best!