Today was the first day I was out of the classroom and had a substitute. I was only out for the morning. When I came back in, a number of my students were still in the classroom, and were working relatively well.
When my students saw me, they all started cheering and two came up to give me hugs. They shared that they had multiple discussions while I was gone about where I had been.
When my students came back from lunch, another student came up to me, gave me a hug and said that he missed me.
Gotta love when students show you that they love you too!