Can I just say that I am EXHAUSTED!! Yesterday was just a teacher's day. We had a few "welcome back" meetings and a ton of things to do to get ready for the week. I put my pedometer in my pocket this morning and after 11 hours at school I saw that I had put in 10,000 steps today. No wonder my feet hurt!!!
In our school we have screening appointments for the children. Each child coming to kindergarten is mandated to be screened. The children are given these appointments and then come with their parents to have about a twenty minutes in the room getting to meet the teacher. We also share all the important information with the parents. By Friday I am always tongue tied and don't remember what I have said. I enjoy the time getting to meed the children and their families.
As we were sitting at our meetings this morning and given our yearly pep talk about how important we are to the children's lives we touch I remembered something that had happened.
About two years I was in the grocery store and ran into a girl that I had in kindergarten several years back (she was in the 10th or 11th grade). She told me that the year before she had to write a paper for her English class about her favorite teacher and she wrote it about me. I was so touched by that! Those little comments make everything you do each day worth while!!!
I see her often now that she is "grown" up and working in town. Just last week I called to order a pizza for lunch. After I placed the order the girl on the other line said, "Hi Mrs. King, it's me Sarah". I'm so surprised she recognizes my voice. I sure hope I have touched many lives over the years.
I also hope that you don't get bored with my school stories this year. They are such a big part of my life!