Wednesday, December 4, 2013

I'm that teacher.

I'm absolutely in love with this picture and yes I have permission from the student's mom to use it. Thanks Jackie. :)
Teaching is a tough job. You think you sign up to actually teach children, but really you sign up for so many other things. You are a nurse, a counselor, a banker, a parent, a referee, a party planner and so much more. In my 6 years of teaching I've learned a lot about myself and a ton about kids.

I'm that teacher who as a child made her younger sister and all their stuffed animals play school. I was always the teacher and always in control of the chalkboard. Sorry Alyssa!

I'm that teacher who cries at the end of every school year

I'm that teacher who spends her paycheck on things for her classroom

I'm that teacher who even happy cried during her interview

I'm that teacher who loves to see my students outside of school

I'm that teacher who invited her first class of students to her wedding

I'm that teacher who has had a few mini melt downs at her desk

I'm that teacher who loves children's books just as much as her kids do

I'm that teacher who prays for her students

I'm that teacher who makes a memory video for her students to remember their year by

I'm that teacher who celebrates published stories with a party and homemade treats

I'm that teacher who talks about her cats so much that her kids actually want to meet them

I'm that teacher who becomes pen pals with old students

I'm that teacher who knows every Disney and Pixar movie that her student's reference

I'm that teacher who still gets nervous on the first day of school

I'm that teacher who tried to do everything her first year, but just couldn't

I'm that teacher who has her husband come in every year to be a Mystery Reader

I'm that teacher who's job never seems to end, but I just have to be thankful that I have the opportunity to bless and be blessed by children every single day. Not every day is perfect, in fact most of them aren't, but those days when you see the progress you are making in the lives of kids makes it all worth it!

23 comments:

The Heart Of A Woman said...

That is the best kind of teacher! I hope Landry will have teachers like you! I love that picture!!! It is beautiful!

According to Jax said...

Awwww, super amazing photo!! I bet you are the BEST teacher!! :)

Carrie said...

That is a really good photo, I am guessing a professional took it. I love teachers like you, thankfully my kids have wonderful teachers as well!! And, I agree...teachers do so much more then teach!

Jess said...

I love this post. I'm a teacher too and I love it. It's so hard, but completely fulfilling. This is awesome.

Brittany said...

Your students are lucky to have you! You seem like the perfect teacher to me.

Cynthia Gaarder said...

I wish there were more teachers like yoU :)

Katie Did What said...

Aww so sweet!! :) You are an amazing teacher and those kids are lucky to have you!

xo

Kira said...

Those kids are lucky to be in your classroom. And that photo is amazing!

Becky said...

That picture is amazing! :) Something to treasure! You sound like a wonderful teacher! I always wanted to be one when I was little..we'll see if it ever works out :)

The Lady Okie said...

That is such an amazing picture! Wow. I love it! You look so happy! I'd love to have you for a teacher. Or, my kids. Yes, that would be less weird ;)

Ashley Robyn said...

You are THAT teacher that will forever be remembered for all of these things by the students who you are teaching. Your heart is amazing friend.

Jessica @ Dream Mo(o)re said...

This is a beautiful post! And so is the picture! You sound like an amazing teacher! I hope my future children have a teacher that's at least half as good as you! :)

Katie Cook said...

You are AMAZING!!! I wish my future children could have you as THEIR teacher:) Girl…you just exude love no matter what you are doing! What a blessing you are to SOOO many!!! xxoo Katie

scrapperjen said...

It sounds like you're THAT teacher I hope my kids have!
Thanks for teaching.

adesertgirl said...

I really hope my future kids have teachers like you. You are doing a very good and a very important job. Keep it up! It is so critical to the future of our country and world.

-Amy

Natalie said...

Always find your teaching posts inspiring Allison!

Katie Hagen said...

I feel SO blessed to get to learn from you! You are awesome:)

emi said...

this is so sweet. that picture kills me!
i am a teacher through TFA right now and loved reading this so much! XO

the well-traveled wife ♥

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

This makes me wish that you could teach my kids someday! You are such a wonderful lady! I'm sure your students LOVE you!

Erin LFF said...

That picture is AMAZING! And you are THAT TEACHER who rocks, woman! You can just tell how passionate you are about it, and it warms my heart. You are touching so many student's lives :)

Katie said...

Come be my teacher? So thankful for you and all the ways I'm sure you're blessing those little lives :)

Megan said...

And you are an amazing teacher!! I second Katie's comment...can you come be Emory's teacher?! Haha!

jkhdancer88 said...

This post is just absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love it. You sound like an AMAZING teacher!