Yesterday at bus time, Darlene handed me the following note:

I love it for many reasons. First, she has clearly mastered the ‘ch’ blend – something we’ve been working on diligently for months. Yay! Second, she loves her teacher, something I never tire of being told. Finally, she wants to be a teacher when she grows up. There’s no better compliment than that. She got a big hug for this one.