As a teacher, this is what I appreciate the most...

As a teacher, this is what I appreciate the most...
 
Tuesday as sixth grade students finished tracing their own drawings onto metal sheets, they'd pull the paper up to reveal the images on shiny metal. Then they smiled and shared how surprised they were with the results. 
 
Today, I made a mistake. When I talked with the parent and the student, I greatly appreciated how understanding they were. 
 
I appreciate when my students voluntarily go the extra mile and work on artwork outside of art class. Today, I was surprised to find a well crafted paper sculpture on my desk.