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Awesome! Students pen profound thanks to terrific teachers

Published:Wednesday | May 8, 2019 | 12:00 AM
"You are like a sweet fragrance that attracts a bee," writes Sigouney Francis about her teacher, Sharla Valentine.

It’s Teachers’ Day and students have been showering their educators with gifts and words of appreciation.

In the past few days, some students have also been detailing their affection through The Gleaner’s ‘Terrific Teacher’ promotion.

The winners of the promotion will be announced next Tuesday.

Here are some of the letters written to teachers through the promotion:

To: Miss Sharla Valentine
School: Donald Quarrie High


Dear Miss Valentine,

I would like to use this opportunity to express my emotions and thoughts towards you. The reason I selected you to be the best of the rest is due to your sweet, pleasant, independent and outstanding performance. Every time I see you I feel loved and wanted. Your smile attracts students around you. Since I’ve known you, you are always happy and smiling, and this creates a feeling of joy and happiness in me.

You are like a sweet fragrance that attracts a bee. Your smile is as bright as the sun and you glow like a star on a dark night. Your voice is like a melody that echoes in silence. You are calm, smart and intelligent but most of all helpful. There is never a dull moment around you. I have never heard anything harsh said from your mouth and you care about us as if we were your biological children. You are my role model; in the future I would like to be like you: smart, kind, and beautiful. Y

ou give me reason to express myself and be happy, and I just want to say thank you and I love you.

From: Sigouney Francis


To: Mrs. Lotoya Weddas-Mattison
School: Mom's Love Early Childhood Development Centre

My Teacher is terrific because she:

Sings with us

Smiles with us

Plays with us

Prays for us

From: Suri Thomas


To: Mrs. Christina Miller
School: Mineral Heights Primary School

I am writing this letter to highlight why my teacher is terrific. Mrs. Miller is terrific because she is very creative and makes learning very fun. The second reason is that she is strict, but it is just tough love as she wants the whole class to learn.

She is Kind, totally awesome and talented. I wish you would find it in your heart to place us first, because my teacher deserves it. She has been teaching grades 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 for 21 years!

From: Lacey-Ann Nevers


To: Miss Nicole Parkins
School: Tomlinson Christian Academy

My Teacher is awesome. She makes us safe and wants us to get smart. God made teachers for a reason, so we can get a good education and a smart brain. My teacher is kind, sweet and loving. She loves you too.

When school is over we can play around. Remember God made teachers. Have a nice day and God bless.

From: Bryshaun Chin


To: Miss Viviene Shand
School: St. Jude’s Preparatory School

My Teacher is Terrific because she helps us to read.
Miss, you put us in groups 1, 2 and 3 to read, and you get us smarter and smarter and smarter. The children who could not read, you helped them. They can now read. You make us pray in the mornings. You make us pray in the afternoon before we leave school and you teach us good manners.

My behaviour has improved because of you. You help us with our lunch and you are my school mother. God bless you.

From: Johnathan Lewars​


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