I had a student that talked all the time...considered himself as the "class clown". Well, I was constantly telling him to be quiet or calling his name. I told him one day that I wish that I had a nickel for every time that I had to tell him to be quiet because I would be rich. Of course, I had to do a little explaining on why just a nickel. :) Well, as time went on.....I would call his name, and he would pretend to give me a nickel.
One Monday morning, he came in with a small gift bag. No special occasion...just because! I opened the bag and pulled out this jar full of nickels.....everybody...aaahhh!!!! I could not of asked for a more precious gift than my jar of nickels because the nickels represented something special between us. :) He told me that he searched all over the house to find enough nickels to fill the jar. He may have talked ALOT, but he was a precious and loving little boy....gave me hugs everyday. Just wanted to share my priceless gift.