This is officially a protest.
From the time I first met you I didn’t like you.
I know, I know, it’s odd. Most parents adore you. Not this one.
When you first came to me you crept in, sneaky and disguised. How did you get past me so quickly? My son, home from school, was joyful and ready to play! He’d worked hard all day long, from 8:30 to 3. Can’t a boy have time to rest? I sent him outside, knowing that 8-year-old boys need to get dirty and sweaty! It’s a daily routine in this household. Get up, go to school, come home, go outside, get dirty and sweaty, come inside, eat dinner, take a bath, read books and go to sleep…plain and simple. That is, until you came along. Who are you? Read the rest of this entry »
Almost 2 years ago I wrote a blog called “Today I am a Student”. It was written as we began our DTS in Perth, Australia as students. Aaron and I are now leading our first DTS and today I am the teacher.
I have always wanted to be a teacher. Ever since I was a kid. I was inspired by my Kindergarten teacher, Mr. Blake, because he made school fun. I think Kindergarten was my funnest year…and then it got hard. J In University I got a degree in Education and was off to the races of making learning fun for kids.
I will never forget my years of teaching first grade. I loved it. Was it the wonderful compliments I would get? Or the hilarious moments that would make me giggle into the night? Was it the fact that I could make up songs and belt them out loud to my students and they would think it sounded good? Or was it because I could be creative? Read the rest of this entry »