We are a poor district. The large majority of our students get free breakfast and lunch. So I never see that Starbucks card gift that teachers seem to get in other districts. (There isn’t even a Starbucks nearby!) But I am very grateful for my Russell Stover chocolates, my many hugs, my chocolate heart, and especially one hand-written note, evidence that a student had taken time for me in carefully penciled letters on a slightly-ripped piece of lined paper. We had a fun day yesterday despite the fact that I insisted on continuing instruction instead of showing movies.