HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Mrs. Mariel Miller has been teaching at Williams Elementary for eight years, and her second graders love her.
Their favorite part of class is when Mrs. Miller gives them candy, and lets them play games.
"She always gives us candy when we do good and she rewards us for stuff that we do, and we have fun with her and all that stuff," second-grade student Carter Roberson said.
Roberson enjoys coming into her class every day.
"I'm thankful that she's here for me," Roberson said.
Their favorite game to play with Mrs. Miller is is 'Knockout'.
"You have a team and you go up the teacher gives you a question." Second-grade student Laila Wiggins explains 'Knockout'. "You have to answer the question before the other person answers the question."
The game gives students a competitive way to practice their math skills, and Wiggins says that's just one of the many reasons why she adores Mrs. Miller.
Wiggins has a special message for her teacher, "Mrs. Miller you are very kind and we love you a lot."
Mrs. Miller has a husband, two kids at home, and of course her twenty students at work. She says she wouldn't have it any other way.
"Being here and coming back and just seeing their faces every day, like that's the biggest achievement and smile." Mrs. Miller said. "To go home and be like 'Okay I did a job well done with them."