“Last weekend one of our ELAs was at a grocery store and a little
girl came running up to her saying ‘Maestra, maestra (teacher,
teacher)!’ She was with her dad, who the ELA had never met. The
dad introduced himself and thanked her for being his daughter’s
teacher. He said that every time she comes home from PSE she
tells him about the books they read in class. He also noticed
that she shows more interest in letters and often points out to
the first letter in her name.