When I first started teaching 30 years ago, I started calling my students my day children! Every new year I share with them my love for my own children at home and what kinds of things we would do for each other to show that we care. Listening, helping, sharing, caring, giving, working together…the list goes on! The last couple years I started telling my students that they were my day grandchildren and that I would treat them as if they were my grandchildren. I became a grandmother in May of 2016. My daughter asked me if it was ok if her son called me, “Moe Moe.” She wanted a different name for me. Of course I told her any name would be acceptable. This year I told my class my new grandmother name. One of my adorable little first graders came up to me and said, ” I love you Moe Moe!” Boy did that make my day! I responded with an “I love you too!” She walked away and smiled! That little girl has a way to make me smile! I decided to wear my hair up the other day…which I rarely do and that same little girl came up to me and told me she loved the way I did my hair. She notices everything. I have NOT missed a day of school this year and I contribute that to my firsties! They come to school every day with a smile and love learning! They work hard and try to be the best they can be. I need to do the same for them each and every day! I absolutely love being a day/night grandmother!!!