I see the mess that was a living room just a week or two ago! Oh my! If you pick up, you'll love it. I promise!
Dear Kindergarten babies:
I can't wait to see what all we learn this year! This teach forgot how much there is to learn in Kindergarten and how exhausting it is. I'm getting up to speed very quickly!
your tired teacher
I also forget how delightful it is to see your faces everyday! I can't wait to greet you tomorrow and keep learning all there is to know! I am so excited to see you getting along and learning and laughing together.
Dear Teachers in the community,
Don't lose heart! The first week is hard for all of us. I see how much these kids need teachers that care, and you are part of that.
~Your colleague in room 103
Dear Old school teachers:
Please don't "school" me in what it is really like to be a teacher. I never want to become the cynical, pessimistic teacher that you epitomize. I like being naive when it comes to categories of judging and ways to look down my nose at other teachers, students, and parents. You are free to sit on your "high horse" and judge them, but don't expect me to climb up there with you. I am one of "those" people and my biggest hope is that we can bridge the gap between the infamous "us" and "them."
A teacher who knows what it is to be "that" parent
Dear "Johnnie" and "Susie":
I see you wiggling and squiggling and not holding still! I will do my best to let you be a kid while learning an exorbitant amount of information in 9 short months! We will learn to walk quietly in a line with relatively few wiggles, and how to hold still for short periods of time. But I know you need to MOVE! Movement stimulates your brain, so here's to a year of growth!