Being a teacher is often a thankless job.
You have certain politicians constantly threatening your union. You have ridiculous standardized tests. You have to deal with parents who think they're experts because they went to school. Not to mention, you also have to deal with children.
But once in a while, it's all worth it. Know that you didn't waste your youth by gaining both a bachelor's and a master's degree.
These victories are small, but they make the job worth it.
But I have a few questions:
What kind of homework assignment was this? Well, it was probably to go home and write three sentences. But I can't see a teacher focusing on the vocabulary word "deck."
So, someone must have helped Michael craft these sentences. Why else would a child be so steadfast to write about his deck?
The third sentence involves his mother, and the question mark suggests that he is either confused, or that the homework assignment involved writing two sentences and one question.
But if he is genuinely confused by the sentence, then someone is feeding him the words. And that person is probably his aforementioned mother.
Why aren't Michael's parents checking his homework? Or did they find this so funny, they wanted the teacher to also get in on the fun?
What a nice gift.