January 11, 2012

A Smile of Pure Delight

He was in my class yesterday...or rather I was in his class yesterday.
I couldn't recall his name. The fact that all of the students's names have 3-4 syllables and sound almost the same,  he's also just one of the hundreds of students I get to teach each week and I've seen him only once before. But something in him caught my attention - his smile. Oh, how I loved that big smile when I called him to the board to point at the correct picture. Then he smiled at me again when I gave him 3 stars. That's when I thought of framing that  picture of pure delight!
BUT he hid it when I clicked the shutter. Maybe he didn't want the world to know that he's harelipped.

Our volunteer teaching team was given an opportunity to teach English in all classes in his school. To give all students the chance to learn English, we were spread so thinly to meeting each class only twice in 2 months and only for an hour. So yesterday was my second time to teach in his class, but it wont be the last. Of all classes, his got 3 slots so I'll be seeing him one more time....How can I tell him it's okay to show his big smile?





11 comments:

Renee said...

He is a cutie...
GIRL! lol how have you been?

Venus Layugan said...

maybe he's just shy, but sooner he will show his big smile, just keep on encouraging him. :)

wow, 3 stars! maybe his teacher is so good too :)

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Mrs. Santos said...

Have you noticed how one person's smile usually makes another person smile? Perhaps he can be encouraged to know that his smile does that for you and may do the same for others. The Bible says, "A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance." AND "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine"

So, when he smiles, we see his merry heart and it is like medicine for him and us. God bless you as your work and teach for the Lord.

emzkie said...

aw. he probably feel embarassed.

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Shahz said...

He look shy in the photo. hehehe

January said...

he looks shy sis.. maybe next time he'll give you a grin..:)

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wifetoalineman02 said...

glad that you love to teach Sis, it is very rewarding :-) cute boy too, was here for WW, hope that you can return the visit too.

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Leah H. said...

Congrats for getting a 3 stars:) He know how to cover his flaw at his tender age:)



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raya said...

sweet photo, te ruth! it's a blessing to know these precious little ones in our English classes.

Mel Cole said...

aww, what a nice achievement you are doing with your career. he looks cute :) visiting from WW.

Kesenya said...

You are so beautiful - your spirit of warmth shines through in each and every post.....may you be blessed today in the same way as you bless others with your caring, love and uplifting ideals. XOXO