Sunday, October 4, 2015

These Kinds of Notes Make My Day

October 4, 2015

Seriously-this is why I do my job. I love knowing that what I do helps prepare kids for the world beyond their high school classrooms!

Hi Mrs. Lutjens! I hope you're having a good year teaching so far I just wanted to thank you again for constantly pushing us to annotate... I'm taking an intro to architectural studies class and the readings all require annotation to really be understood and written about! If it wasn't for your class, I probably wouldn't be as good at it as I am now. Thank you so much! I really loved having you as a teacher and I'm sure all of your students this year will too

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Note to Paul

October 1, 2015

I sent this to Nicholas' former physics teacher and robotics coach today:

Just a little something I wanted to share: Nicholas is doing well in college so far--As and Bs. Hasn't missed a class yet. Joined three clubs: one that builds drones, one that builds solar-powered vehicles, and one that builds unmanned land vehicles. You know--the kind of stuff being on the robotics fab team has prepared him for. He does not love his required speech class, but his first speech was on a person deserving of respect and admiration. When I asked him who he spoke about, he said, in his very "Well, DUH!" Nicholas way, "Lake, of course. My teacher said it was an A or B speech, but he had to mark me down a little because I went over the time limit, because, well, there's just so much to say about Lake. So I'm fine with having gone over my time." So, you know--I thought you might like to hear that. smile emoticon

I'm sure he hears stuff like this all the time from his former students.  I'm sure he doesn't get tired of it. We are lucky to have had such a great mentor and role model for Nicholas all through high school.