I still remember my second grade teacher. Do you remember yours? Mine was Ms. Duvall. She had short, curly brown hair and braces. I thought she was beautiful. I remember her teaching me to write in cursive, reading the Boxcar Kid chapter books aloud (which I loved) and her tying my hood when we went out to recess on a snowy day. Would you believe that I also still have a little plastic apple she made me? It has my name painted on it and it hung on our classroom Christmas tree.