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Teacher Crushes

Elementary school teacher LeAnn Martin of Atlanta has received a marriage proposal (complete with ring), a pet rabbit, and other declarations of love. Why do her students fall head over heels for her?

Children this age are prone to strong feelings about everything, but a fun, caring grown-up a kid sees every day can spark his interest in a way other people can't. Now that he's figured out he can't marry you, how about Ms. Martin?

Having a crush on a teacher is a good thing  -- it usually means your child is enjoying school! There's no harm in lending a hand (or an envelope) if he wants to write a nice note to his teacher or bring her a small gift.