Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Sometimes I miss being a teacher...

This school year started without me and I'll admit I've had a few moments where I have definitely missed being a classroom teacher. The first day of school was hard because I missed having my former students stop in to hug me and say hello. I missed seeing how much they had grown and hearing about their summer vacation.

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.

7 comments:

Kayla MKOY said...

I just love your heart for those sweet kiddos! You are such a great role model to those kids, and they will NEVER forget you! :) so glad you had the chance to stop in and say hi to them!! Your belly is so adorable, btw!

Becky said...

Aww that's so awesome you could visit them! Loved what they said haha!

Erin LFF said...

You were an amazing teacher to those kids and STILL an amazing teacher in your new role and new chapter of life :) Using your God-given talents is awesome, no matter what capacity!

adesertgirl said...

Ahh, I wondered how the beginning of school was for you, now that you're in a different job. That's great that you are able to go back and visit - I bet you made the kids' day by stopping in too!

-Amy

adesertgirl said...

Ahh, I wondered how the beginning of school was for you, now that you're in a different job. That's great that you are able to go back and visit - I bet you made the kids' day by stopping in too!

-Amy

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Hahaha! "You might pop the baby!" Kids are so funny! So glad you got to go see your kids! :)

Devon said...

This is really similar to how I felt after I stopped teaching. At least you can stop by and visit. I'm sure they'll love to meet the baby. The kids are so sweet looking in the picture.