Maybe its completely sappy, but, I purchased several nice hard-cover copies of the book "The Animal School" a couple of months ago with the intent of giving them to wee difficult child's teachers for Christmas. The story is written a bit more towards parents, but my thought was to write in them and thank them for helping wee be the best he can and for seeing the good in him. In light of recent events, I'm having a bit of writer's block as to what to say. I don't want to be totally cheesey, but I am really, really thankful for this group of people. They truly care for wee, and have set aside their personal agendas and learned what it takes to deal with him...they see the really great little boy that's inside that shell of "koi", as Step calls it. Even today, when wee was suspended, I got emails from some of these folks, saying that despite what happened, they are really proud of wee and how far he has come this year and to tell him to have a great break and they will be anxious to see him when school resumes, etc. I think SpEd teacher was about to cry when I picked him up today...she gave him a big, earnest hug before we left... So I want to say something genuine, without being overly stupid, emotional, or cheesey. Brainstorms and "starters" welcome. Or is the whole idea dumb?