I first taught Chad in grade 8. He was a funny guy back then. He was a mixture of very quiet (for the most part) with the occasional talkative spells (that tended to take me by surprise). I remember one time (I am sure Chad does not remember this) when I was in my classroom after school. There was nobody else there. Suddenly Chad burst into the room and - without even a hello - broke into a conversation much like the following (I can't remember the actual topic):
Chad: Albie does it every time.
Me: Huh? What?
Chad: It was Albie. He said that he could try it and he did.
Me: I'm not sure what you are talking about, Chad.
Chad: Yeah. It was like that.
Chad: Okay bye.
I think I sat there for about ten minutes wondering "What just happened here?". Care to explain Chad?
Now I get to teach Chad again (in his grade 12 year). He's still the mostly-quiet, sometimes-talkative guy. But I always understand what he is talking about now! In fact, Chad is a very well-expressed guy. And he is also a very NICE guy. Chad is always very thankful for any help I provide. He always speaks very enthusiastically about what we are discussing. He is curious and thoughtful. I really enjoy talking with him.
You are doing a great job in Math this year, Chad! Keep up the great work. I hope your last year is a good one. It's hard to believe you have been at KG for five years already! All the best to you!