Mr. Z was one of the most inspiring people I have ever known. I was so lucky to have him as my teacher last year. Each time the news of him passes along many tears are shed. Mr. Zimmerman died young. But I remember such good times. He was the greatest teacher! He joked around a lot. He would say things like, "That just made my brain explode out the back of my head" or call us funny names like "Muffin".
Mr. Z would take us out to recess and we would play games together. If we got our homework all done and we got at least 85% on our grades we would get to do special activities like go to the park behind his house and play night games or watch a show at Comedy Sportz. He always made learning fun!
Mr. Z is someone who everyone loved. And I miss him.