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She was a petite older lady with short grey hair. What I remember most about her was her colorful holiday sweaters. They would always distract me from my work because they were so colorful and outrageous.
Lynch pushed me to succeed everyday. Lynch would make me repeat or rewrite the word until I got it right. I would always get so angry with her; I thought she was a mean old lady that wanted to make my life miserable. But in reality all she wanted was for me to succeed. She made sure that everything was flawless before we moved on to the next lesson.
My class with Mrs.
Lynch consisted of reading, writing, spelling and grammar. Every other week I got to pick out a book from the library and I had to read a chapter to Mrs.
I remember that reading took up most of our time. That was my favorite part; getting to write on the blackboard while Mrs. Lynch sat in my seat. It made me feel like I was the teacher. Like I was in control. She would sit in my little seat and I got to stand with a marker in one hand and a pointer stick in the other.
I felt completely out of my comfort zone. Lynch quickly realized that I was uncomfortable and she started bringing me treated to class. She knew I was a sucker for cookies. She would also ask me lots of questions about my life and what I did the day before or what I was going to do after school.
I knew that she was trying her hardest for me to like her and it was working. We quickly became good friends. As the years past my English was becoming excellent, I surprised myself and my teachers at how good I was doing in school.
By 5th grade I was almost as fluent in English as the other kids in my grade. I wrote stories and poems without too many spelling mistakes. My speech was almost perfect and I made more friends than I could have even imagined. Lynch taught me many things throughout grade school. She not only taught me English, grammer and writing; she taught me not to be ashamed of my nationality.
I always wished that English was my first language, now I take great pride in my culture. Being bilingual gives people a great advantage in America. Lynch taught me to be proud of that. I still keep in contact with her, and write to her now and then.
Lynch was a great inspiration to me and she made a great impact in my life.In one of the most powerful scenes in the film, Erin draws a line in the center of the classroom and divides the students into two groups.
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