Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sometimes I miss being a teacher...
I will always be a teacher, a lover of school supplies and organization; a rule follower with a heart for kids. I miss being at half price books and picking up new books for my classroom library. I miss figuring out how things are going to be arranged in my classroom and what kinds of get to know you games we will play on the first day. I miss writing the kid's names on every single thing. I miss getting brought apples and being drawn pictures. I miss the teachers I worked with each day who I now call my friends. I miss planning meet the teacher night and writing celebrations. I miss my teacher discount.
Last week I had a chance to go back and visit my class from last year. I surprised them and they were almost as excited as I was! Another thing I miss about teaching...the things kids say. When they all ran over to hug me one of my students yells: "Don't squeeze her too hard you guys, you might pop the baby!" Day made!
While I'm not in the classroom anymore I am still a teacher in my new job and it will always be part of who I am. It's definitely different...but a good different. I'm thankful God knows my heart, my passions and my gifts and has me right where I need to be.